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Ontario government invests in 16 transit projects in Waterloo

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Ontario government invests in 16 transit projects in Waterloo
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KITCHENER, ONT. — The Ontario Government is investing up to $4 million for new transit infrastructure projects to benefit Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ont.

The funding includes the construction of four heated shelters with an area for 40 bikes as well as improved amenities and protection for passengers at the University of Waterloo, indicates a release issued August 9, adding Conestoga College will see increased service with the purchase of six new buses and the installation of nine bus shelters, canopies and other amenities.

The project is being nominated under the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a 10-year, $30-billion fund that provides support to help municipalities repair or build critical infrastructure, part of the government’s 10-year, $144 billion strategic infrastructure capital plan.

The Waterloo project is in addition to 15 transit projects in the region being nominated worth up to $60.7 million in provincial funding. They include building the new Grand River Northfield Bus Maintenance Facility and the purchase of new 30 buses.

The federal government will be making final funding decisions and reviewing the projects for eligibility under the ICIP program. Some projects could begin as soon as fall 2019.

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