Canada and Ontario invest in greener Brantford with modern public transit infrastructure
Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support four public transit projects in Brantford. These investments will support better connected and more sustainable communities.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.5 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $4.6 million, while the municipality is contributing more than $3.7 million.
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Conventional and Specialized Bus Procurement
The purchase of 21 new buses, 13 conventional and 8 para-transit buses, will replace the retiring bus fleet and will offer public transit users a higher quality experience by reducing maintenance and fuel costs and providing more safety and accessibility.
Replacement of On Board Equipment on Conventional and Specialized Buses
Installing 31 new fareboxes with smart card technology on buses and upgrades to the automatic vehicle location and call-out system will allow for better ridership monitoring and a higher quality experience for public transit users.
Bus Pad and Shelter Replacement
Replacing or upgrading bus pads and replacing bus shelters will see public transit users benefit from fully accessible shelters that improve the safety and overall experience of passengers.
Transit Maintenance Facility Upgrades
Upgrades to the transit maintenance facility, which include the replacement of two transit hoists, improvements to the bus wash system, and new fuel pumps, will lessen maintenance delays and offer public transit users a more efficient service.