KENORA – REGION – Today, Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, announced two projects that will benefit Kenora under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and City of Kenora Mayor David Canfield. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects, which amounts to over $152,000.
“I’m pleased to see that the Government of Canada is working closely with the Government of Ontario and municipalities to invest in important transit initiatives to strengthen communities across the province,” states Nault. “These investments will improve Kenora’s transit infrastructure so that residents can utilize public transit in all-weather conditions.”
The two projects include the construction of new bus shelters and the replacement of existing bus shelters across Kenora. This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
“By investing in transit infrastructure, we’re making public transit easier for people to use. The federal funding for these important Kenora projects will help us improve transit services and keep Ontarians moving in Kenora and across the province,” comments Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Atikokan, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation.
“Kenora is grateful for this funding towards the infrastructure for the City’s municipal transit system. With the relaunch of our transit routes in April 2017, our service will now be enhanced by adding a comfort and security to our ridership by providing shelters that can provide protection to them during the cold northern winters and fluctuating seasonal temperatures,” says
Kenora Mayor David Canfield.