City gets $1.7 million from feds, province, to help fund Lindsay Transit

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Kawartha Lakes received about $1.7 million in funding from the Canadian government and the province for the renovation and expansion of Lindsay’s bus maintenance facility.

An announcement was made in Lindsay with all three levels of government represented.

The money includes seven new conventional buses (five to replace retiring vehicles and two to expand the fleet), and a new transit hub.

There will also be 20 additional transit stops, along with more bike racks and bike corrals as well as upgrades to transit software that is expected to improve transit efficiency.

The federal government contributed more than $946,000, the province more than $788,000, and the city is spending more than $1.1 million – for a total of $2, 856,000.

The infrastructure money supports 30 public transit projects around Central, North and Southern Ontario.

Pictured from left to right are Todd Bryant (manager of fleet operations), Deputy Mayor Pat O’Reilly, Minister of Transportation Catherine McKenna, local MPP Laurie Scott and local MP Jamie Schmale.

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