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Province ponies up big bucks for public transit upgrades

The City of Barrie is getting big bucks to put toward public transit.

The Province yesterday said it would provide just over $19M for the city, part of a federal/provincial commitment of $1.6B.

“This is a massive investment opportunity for public transit renovation and expansion,” said Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MPP, Doug Downey. “When we invest in smart infrastructure, we create jobs and grow the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario.”

Mayor Jeff Lehman, on Twitter, called it huge news…

Barrie and 84 other eligible municipalities located outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will be able to nominate their most critical public transit projects for consideration under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream will fund construction, expansion and improvement of public transit networks.