Central Hastings Transit Gets provincial Funding Boost
Mamrora and Lake - Central Hastings Transit is receiving a financial boost thanks to the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The funding program is providing a total of $233,000 to the Towns of Bancroft and Deseronto as well as the Municipality of Marmora and Lake. Marmora and Lake’s share of the pot is $34,336.47, with all of the funds going directly to Central Hastings Transit to purchase an accessible public transit bus equipped with two wheelchair seats.
Currently Central Hastings Transit serves five municipalities with its public transit bus, which provides transportation services to Belleville and in between rural communities. The funding will allow for an additional bus to be purchased, and will help to remove barriers for riders with accessibility challenges.
“These investments will help people who rely on public transit travel to work and home safely,” said Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington. “They will continue to help a broad range of workers, students and seniors.”
Final funding decisions under the ICIP program are made by the federal government. If approved, the nominated projects will be eligible for total funding of more than $699,114.68 from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
“We’re pleased that these projects have been nominated for ICIP funding,” said MPP Kramp. “Now it’s up to the federal government to approve them.”
The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year initiative that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding is distributed between four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.
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Typhany Choinard, CAO