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Governments investing in transit upgrades for Windsor, Tecumseh

Governments investing in transit upgrades for Windsor, Tecumseh
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WINDSOR, ONT. — The public transit systems in Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont. are receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments for nine projects aimed to improve public transit systems.

In Windsor, the purchase of 19 buses will allow the city to replace 16 buses that have exceeded their useful life, while expanding the fleet’s capacity by three buses to meet system needs, indicates a release. In addition, sidewalks, pathways and bike lanes throughout the city will be rehabilitated and constructed to provide better access to transit.

In Tecumseh, the construction of a new three-kilometre multi-purpose pathway will link the Tecumseh Hamlet to the Tecumseh Transit Service.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $12.6 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $10.5 million, while the City of Windsor is contributing more than $25.1 million and the Town of Tecumseh is contributing $580,314.

“Through strategic investments in our 2019 and 2020 capital budgets, and city council’s unanimous vote to adopt the Transit Master Plan, we are modernizing our Transit Windsor system,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens in a statement.

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