Bracebridge getting some financial help to pay for transit upgrades
Photo Credit: Submitted by Town of Bracebridge
Bracebridge’s transit line is getting a $131,000 facelift. The federal government is pitching in $50,000 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, and the town will cover the remaining costs. Bracebridge’s Director of Public Works, Walt Schmid, says the money will go into installing bus stop pads, benches, bus lay-bys and shelters. He says it will improve accessibility and safety for passengers, as well as streamline the town’s daily bus operations.
The funding was announced today by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Kathryn McGarry, and Mayor Graydon Smith. Smith says investing in the transit system’s roadside bus stop infrastructure will enhance service and accessibility within our community.