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Brampton gets government funding for transit infrastructure

Brampton gets government funding for transit infrastructure
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BRAMPTON, ONT.—Three levels of government are teaming up to provide joint funding for the construction of a new public transit maintenance and storage facility for the bus fleet in the City of Brampton, Ont.  

Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of an approximately 400,000-square-foot transit maintenance and storage facility with up to 36 maintenance bays and about 40 overhead garage doors to accommodate up to 250 standard 40-foot equivalent buses, in addition to administrative and maintenance support space, a release indicates. The scope of work also includes installing fixed and mobile hoists, a vehicle inspection pit, an overhead crane, fuel storage and dispensing systems, a vehicle location and radio system, and backup electricity generation. 

The Government of Canada is providing more than $69.9 million for project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan; the Government of Ontario is providing $58.2 million; and the City of Brampton is contributing more than $46.6 million.

“We welcome the Government of Canada’s and the Government of Ontario’s investments in Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown in a statement. “Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada and the new facility will help support our accessible and connected transit network and create approximately 850 new Brampton jobs per year in its construction, and around 1,000 jobs when the facility is fully built and operating. Building on our council’s commitment to being a Green City, we continue to seek funding to electrify the facility.”

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