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Stratford residents to benefit from new public transit infrastructure and accessible buses

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Stratford residents to benefit from new public transit infrastructure and accessible buses

Ministry of Infrastructure

Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 10 public transit projects in Stratford, Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.6 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing approximately $1.4 million while the City of Stratford is contributing more than $1 million to these projects.

Project Information:

Project NameProject DetailsFederal FundingProvincial FundingMunicipal / Other Funding

2019 Expansion Conventional Bus

The addition of a 40 foot accessible conventional bus which will increase the capacity of the Stratford transit system. The new vehicle will be fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

$228,000

$189,981

$152,019

2019 Replacement of Conventional Bus

The replacement of an aging vehicle with a new, fully-accessible bus.

$228,000

$189,981

$152,019

2020 Replacement Buses (2)

The purchase of 2 new buses will improve transit reliability and accessibility, while reducing maintenance costs to the City.

$456,001

$379,962

$304,038

2020 Replacement of one Mobility Bus

The replacement of an aging mobility bus will improve transit reliability, while reducing maintenance and fuel costs to the City.The new vehicle will include updated ramps and power lifts, making them fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

$40,000

$33,330

$26,670

2021 Replacement Buses (2)

The purchase of 2 new buses will improve transit reliability and accessibility, while reducing maintenance costs to the City.

$456,001

$379,962

$304,038

2021 Replacement of one Mobility Bus

The replacement of an aging mobility bus will improve transit reliability, while reducing maintenance and fuel costs to the City. The new vehicle will include updated ramps and power lifts, making them fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

$40,000

$33,330

$26,670

2019 Transit On Demand Pilot Project Software

To provide timely, better quality service with the potential to increase ridership on Sundays, the design of a fixed route system for Sunday service will be developed using an "on demand" electronic system. Transit users will be able to request pick-up and drop-off locations at selected stops by using a smart phone app or by accessing the internet from their phone or a computer.

$20,000

$16,665

$13,335

2020 Accessible Bus Stops with Shelters

The installation of bus stop shelters will improve the quality and safety of existing and future transit system at 8 new locations by providing users shelter from the elements, while ensuring conformity to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Furthermore, these additional stops will increase access to and the capacity of the public transit system.

$60,000

$49,995

$40,005

2019 Intelligent Transportation Systems Upgrade

Stratford's transit fleet will be equipped with upgraded Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to include an automated voice and signage system on buses that will notify passengers when each stop is approaching. The introduction of automatic vehicle location (AVL) technology will enable bus operators and transit users to track their vehicle locations using a real time arrival smartphone application.  

$80,000

$66,660

$53,340

2020 Fare Box System

The replacement of the current transit fare box system with an updated version that will enable Stratford Transit to better capture data about ridership and revenue which will be used to improve service delivery.

$70,000

$53,328

$46,673

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