GREATER SUDBURY, ONT. — Five public transit and active transportation projects in Greater Sudbury, Ont. are receiving funding from the federal and provincial governments to improve the capacity and quality of the transit system, while also reducing maintenance costs.
The investments include the purchase of 53 buses to replace those that are reaching the end of their life cycle over the next eight years, as well as planning, design, and construction to improve transit service along three of Sudbury’s busiest corridors, a release indicates. Projects that study and introduce new smart-card technology to the system, as well as design and build three new Major Mobility Hubs, will improve service for residents.
The Government of Canada is investing over $39.7 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Ontario is providing more than $33.1 million to the projects and the City of Greater Sudbury is contributing more than $26.4 million.
“Investing in modern and accessible public transportation systems is essential to building sustainable and healthy communities,” said Paul Lefebvre, MP for Sudbury, in a statement.
“Many residents in Greater Sudbury rely on public transit to get to work or school and access the services they need. The investments being made today will help transform the city’s transit system and have a positive impact on residents for years to come. We are proud to work with our partners to build resilient infrastructure that meets communities’ needs and supports a low carbon future for Canadians.”