Niagara transit systems get $78-million funding boost to pay for 31 projects

Niagara transit systems get $78-million funding boost to pay for 31 projects

More than $78 million is being invested in transit facilities throughout Niagara, with upgrades, expansions and new facilities to enhance services.

Municipal, provincial and federal political leaders teamed up Thursday morning for an online announcement of new funding for 31 transit projects in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland and Fort Erie, in addition to new bicycling lanes planned for Port Colborne.

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey said the investment — it includes $31 million from the federal government, $26 million from the province and $21 million from Niagara municipalities — “will make it easier for riders to access all of the transit systems across Niagara region …

“Together, these investments will make it easier for cyclists and public transit users to get around their communities safely, while protecting our environment,” he said. “They will also create immediate and long-term jobs and promote economic growth at a time when our country needs it most.”

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