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Press release: Nault announces $152k in infrastructure funding for City of Kenora

(KENORA) May 12, 2017 – 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,” stated 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.

Quotes:

“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.”

The Honourable 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.”

Mayor David Canfield, City of Kenora

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • To support public transit, Budget 2017 proposes $25.3 billion. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program. This funding supports municipal transit systems.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Note: See backgrounder on other announcements made today by Bob Nault on behalf of the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

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To request an interview with Bob Nault please contact the offices below:

 

Kenora Office:
Grace Protopapas
807-407-4362
bob.nault.c1@parl.gc.ca

Ottawa Office:

Julian Morelli
613-996-1161
bob.nault@parl.gc.ca
www.bobnault.ca
Twitter: @BobNaultMP

Backgrounder: 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Collingwood Replace two 2006 Eldorado with new 30′ Conventional Low Floor Accessible Buses to enhance service reliability and ridership demands

$413,601

January 15, 2017

Elliot Lake Purchase of heated garage for fleet storage

$133,750

October 31, 2016

Elliot Lake Replace existing specialized transit vehicle

$106,715

September 1, 2017

Kenora Construction of new bus shelters – 5 locations

$62,500

May 23, 2017

Kenora Replacement of existing bus shelters – 10 locations

$90,000

May 23, 2017

Owen Sound Replacement of exterior walkway & curbing at transit terminal

$30,000

June 1, 2017

Owen Sound Roof replacement at transit terminal

$30,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement in transit terminal

$15,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound Accessibility upgrades in transit terminal

$7,500

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound General transit terminal repairs (signs, brickwork, flooring and benches)

$25,000

January 1, 2017

Owen Sound Installation of 20 new bus shelters with accessible signage and sidewalk connectors

$155,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound Purchase software and Global Positioning System (GPS) units to provide real-time bus information in a “Where’s my Bus” smart phone application

$7,500

January 1, 201