The Town of Bracebridge has been approved for funding in excess of $131,000 for Bracebridge Transit to build and upgrade local infrastructure.
The funding is for a project that will support the growth and efficiency of Bracebridge’s public transit system and improve transit rider experience.
The Government of Canada is providing up to $50,000 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund while the Corporation of the Town of Bracebridge is providing the remaining costs.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
Graydon Smith, Mayor for the Town of Bracebridge expressed his gratitude to the federal and provincial governments by stating: “We are very pleased that this important project is the recipient of this significant funding from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. Investing in our transit system’s roadside bus stop infrastructure will enhance service and accessibility within our community.”
Walt Schmid, Director of Public Works, is looking forward to initiating the project:
“The funding will be used to install bus stop pads, benches, bus lay-bys and shelters,” he said. “Not only will this project improve passenger accessibility and safety, it will also help streamline the Town’s daily bus operations.”