Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has announced an additional $3.5 millions dollars for infrastructure projects for North Bay Transit.

The money is earmarked for several projects including $2.9 million for sidewalks, $250,000 for improvements to the fleet garage and bus barn, $150,000 for various items at bus stops including new shelters, concrete pads and digital signage and there’s also funds for transit on demand and an additional trackless unit.

Fedeli says the government believes in supporting public transit in all Ontario communities.

“And that’s why we’ve opened up a northern and rural stream specifically for northern and rural Ontario. This is a critical and vital tool,” he says.

Fedeli says the funding is conditional on these investments being part of the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Mayor Al McDonald says there is a cost for the city to provide public transit but investments like this will make the service more efficient.

“There is a sidewalk component that will make it easier for our customers to get to the bus shelters. There will be digital signs identifying the shelters. The result will be a customer friendly experience,” McDonald says.

(photo by station staff)

Filed under: Mayor Al McDonald, MPP Vic Fedeli, North Bay Transit