Windsor To Receive $6 Million In Transit Funding

Monday March 1st, 2021

Posted at 8:43pm

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Transit Windsor will receive $6 million in funding from the provincial government to address the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding is part of an overall $150 million announced province-wide.

“We heard from municipalities, and we are responding to their need for more support as COVID-19 continues to result in lost revenue and additional costs for transit systems,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Transit operators have done an incredible job keeping transit operating during this challenging time, and this support will help ensure there is reliable transportation for people to get to work or pick up essential items.”

As part of the Safe Restart Agreement funding, the province says that municipalities need to work with the province to explore options to ensure local transit is safe, sustainable, affordable and integrated, both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

To support this work, Ontario is allowing municipalities to use Safe Restart Agreement funding towards new initiatives to make it easier and more affordable to travel between different transit systems, like adding capacity for on-demand micro transit and increasing fare and service integration across the region.

In a tweet, mayor Drew Dilkens said that the funding would go a long way in helping implement the city’s More Than Transit plan.

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