Users of Bracebridge Transit may notice three new shelters just installed for waiting passengers.

The shelters will give riders a place to sit and keep them out of the elements.

They are also equipped with interior solar lighting for safety when it is dark in the morning and evening hours.

The shelters were designed with enough room to accommodate manual and powered wheelchairs.

Bus shelter locations include:

  • Bus Stop No. 100 (Ecclestone Drive at Southbank Drive);
  • Bus Stop No. 200 (102 Pine Street – McVittie Place); and
  • Bus Stop No. 500 (Salmon Avenue at Wellington Street).

The total cost of the upgrades came in at $131,000.  A portion of it is from the federally funded Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, which provided $50,000, with the Town of Bracebridge covering the remaining $81,000.

“Investing in Bracebridge Transit improves the service we can deliver to our current and future riders,” said Mayor Graydon Smith.

Director of Public Works Walt Schmid is keen to finish the project and is happy to get this portion completed.

“The PTIF funding will not only improve passenger accessibility and safety but will help streamline the Town’s daily bus operations,” says Schmid.