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Brampton receives funding to upgrade transit system

DCN-JOC News Services
Brampton receives funding to upgrade transit system
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BRAMPTON, ONT. — The City of Brampton will receive funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario for four projects including a new transit hub and the purchase of 32 conventional buses to maintain service levels and replace the retiring fleet.

The transit hub will increase the number of bus bays in the existing terminal, doubling the number of trips the hub can accommodate and allowing for a possible future switch to electric buses. It will also include an inside waiting area and concessions.

The Government of Canada is investing over $45.3 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, while the Government of Ontario is contributing more than $37.8 million and the City of Brampton is contributing over $30.2 million.

“As one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada, we must prioritize energy-efficient solutions for public transportation while supporting the thousands of riders that move across Brampton each day,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown in a statement. “Through increased partnership and investment in public infrastructure, we are creating real change and building a healthier and more sustainable future for our city and our residents.”

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