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Uvic to upgrade bus exchange

Uvic to upgrade bus exchange
PROVINCE OF B.C. — Officials announced funding to upgrade the University of Victoria's bus exchange (pictured).

VICTORIA, B.C. — B.C. government and federal officials have announced funding for a series transit projects, including upgrades to the University of Victoria (UVic) Exchange.

This project will rehabilitate the north side of the existing UVic Exchange and bus stops along Ring Road, including refurbishment and enhancement of about nine bus bays, six bus shelters and two layover bays as well as the redevelopment of surrounding pedestrian and bicycle-storage infrastructure.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.7 million in this project and the Government of British Columbia is providing over $1.4 million. The University of Victoria and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission are contributing a combined total of over $356,000.

“The new and improved bus exchange at UVic, in combination with the new CNG buses being brought online in Victoria, will ensure residents of the surrounding communities have access to greener transportation options for years to come,” said Rob Fleming, minister of transportation, in a statement. “We know that a good public transit system helps make our communities more affordable and accessible for the people who live in them, and we’re thrilled that this infrastructure investment will go toward better-serving several municipalities in the Caprial Regional District, while showing our commitment to CleanBC.”

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