More than $6.2 Million for Local Transit Infrastructure in Woodstock
WOODSTOCK — Today, Ontario received federal funding approval for long awaited transit infrastructure projects for the City of Woodstock. Local MPP Ernie Hardeman made the announcement on behalf of Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott.
Funded projects include the purchase of two new buses, new bus-stop signs and transit software, as well as the expansion of a bus garage and bus storage facility and construction of an automatic bus-washing building.
“These vital projects represent an investment of more than $6.2 million from the Ontario, federal and local governments,” said MPP Hardeman. “This investment will help create jobs, improve local transit infrastructure and help to kick start the reopening of our local economy.”
Last July, Ontario nominated a number of transit and road infrastructure projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) for federal approval.
“I am excited to finally have these much-anticipated projects approved for the people of Oxford,” added Hardeman. “Today’s announcement means that the province’s commitment of more than $1.5 million towards improvements to the fleet and amenities for Woodstock will improve service to residential and industrial areas that are currently underserved. Specifically, the construction of an automated bus-washing facility will help extend the life cycle of our buses and increase efficiency through better and quicker cleaning.”
- The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year program that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding will be distributed between four streams:
- Rural and Northern
- Public Transit
- Community, Culture and Recreation
- Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or about $10.2 billion spread across the four streams.
Media inquiries please contact:
Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford