Transit Windsor To See New Buses, Outdoor LED Signs, West End Terminal Improvements And More

Friday March 31st, 2017

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A funding announcement Friday will see Transit Windsor receive funding for new buses, outdoor LED signs, improvements to the west end transit terminal and several facility upgrades.

Windsor is one of 28 municipalities that have been approved for federal funding under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The funding amounts announced and listed cover 50% of the total cost of the project. The city will be required to cover the remaining 50% of total project costs. All projects must be complected by March 2018.

Projects in Windsor include:

  • Installation of eight LED outdoor message signs at bus stops and two flat panel indoor displays – $100,000
  • Improved functionality of farebox through use of technology enhancements – $410,672
  • Quantification of ridership through the use of automatic passenger counters – $100,000
  • Two additional intelligent transportation system laptops for on road supervisory support vehicles – $4,500
  • Installation of eight LED outdoor message signs at bus stops and two flat panel indoor displays – $100,000
  • Conduct a service delivery review focusing on current and potential growth opportunities – $275,000
  • Conduct a fare structure review focusing on current fare structures with a view to Incorporating the latest industry standards – $195,000
  • Restoration of multiple Transit Windsor pedestrian shelters – $500,000
  • Acquisition of twenty-four 40 foot clean diesel buses – $6,247,392
  • Implementation of a hybrid bus refurbishing program – $600,000
  • Implementation of a bulk fluid asset control system – $50,000
  • Rehabilitation of concrete surfaces and drains in fuelling and cleaning area of maintenance garage – $35,000
  • Rehabilitation of concrete surfaces throughout the maintenance garage – $50,000
  • Replacement of three high-speed doors in the maintenance garage – $45,000
  • Expansion of customer service parking to support increased demand – $10,000
  • Renovations and enhancements to customer service area at the main transit terminal – $20,000
  • Installation of a makeup/exhaust unit for improved ventilation at main transit terminal – $375,000
  • Renovations and enhancements at the West end transit terminal – $100,000
  • Acquisition of a commercial grade floor sweeper for maintenance garage floor – $42,500
  • Acquisition of a commercial grade parts washer for maintenance garage – $37,500
  • Update existing safety and security features at main transit facility and Windsor International Transit Terminal – $90,000
  • Renovations and enhancements to the Transportation Services Area, including central dispatch, at the main transit terminal – $100,000
  • Acquisition of fleet inspection equipment to support the Bus Rehabilitation Program – $387,500



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