Canada and Ontario invest in public transit and accessible transportation infrastructure for Cornwall and Brockville residents
Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support five public transit projects in Cornwall and one bus replacement project in Brockville, Ontario. These investments will support healthier and more sustainable communities.
The Government of Canada is investing over $5.1 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $4.1 million while the City of Cornwall is contributing over $3.0 million and the City of Brockville is contributing over $200,000 to these projects.
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Brockville transit bus replacements
The replacement of five buses for Brockville Transit, from 2021 to 2027. The buses are commercial minibuses equipped with an accessible lift. All buses in the replacement fleet will have automated stop announcement systems, fare counting aids and improved rider metric collection devices, allowing for better safety, accessibility and route planning.
Bus shelter and bus stop accessibility
The purchase and installation of new bus shelters at high traffic locations as well as the installation of new concrete pads, which will improve boarding accessibility to conventional buses. The project includes the purchase and installation of 10 bus shelters as well as making 60 bus stops fully accessible. Five shelters will be placed at new locations and five shelters will be replacing existing shelters.
Replacement conventional and para transit buses
The replacement of 12 conventional transit buses and eight specialized para transit buses, from 2020 to 2027 inclusive. This project will reduce the average age of present transit fleet from seven years to five years.
Replacement surveillance cameras on buses
The replacement of existing security software and equipment on buses. Specifically, the scope of the project includes the purchase and installation of 90 new cameras and 26 network video recorder (NVR) units that operate the cameras, as well as the replacement of existing hardware and software to access surveillance data. This will provide enhanced security to the public, bus operators and the City's assets.
The scope of this project is to purchase and install 15 passenger counters on conventional buses. New passenger counters will increase ridership data accuracy for statistical reporting as well as accurately adjust and create routes for user convenience and transfers. Travel times will be also be optimized based on this data.
The purchase of 26 new electronic fareboxes for specialized and conventional buses. This includes supporting hardware and software to collect and store passenger/payment data. Passengers will have access to modern payment options and this will provide increased accuracy in passenger and revenue data collection.