Canada and Ontario invest in more accessible public transit infrastructure for Barrie residents
Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support five public transit projects in the City of Barrie, Ontario. These investments will support a more accessible and sustainable community.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $16.4 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is providing over $13.6 million, while the City of Barrie's contribution is more than $10.9 million for these projects.
|Project Name||Project Details||Federal Funding*||Provincial Funding*||Municipal Funding|
Conventional Fleet Replacement
The purchase of 30 low-floor, 40-foot conventional city buses to replace the retiring fleet.
On-Street Infrastructure Improvements
The installation of bus shelters with visual displays to better inform transit users of the timing of arrivals and departures; construction of concrete bus pads (replacing asphalt); installation of bike racks; and new bus stop signs.The project will improve existing infrastructure to meet accessibility standards under The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Specialized Fleet Replacement
The purchase of 21 specialized para-transit city buses, which will replace the retiring fleet over the next seven years.
Allandale Mobility Hub - New Transit
Relocating the current downtown hub to the Allandale GO Station (where a new terminal building will be constructed) and adding extra bus platforms, bus stops, bus shelters, and additional bicycle parking will improve the capacity, quality and safety of the Barrie public transit system.
Downtown Connection Hub
The construction of a new downtown connection hub, which includes two new bus stops and one heated bus shelter, will improve residents' access to the public transit system.