Huntsville Plan Gets Nod For Potential Federal Funding

The town's Ridership Growth Plan is nominated for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

An injection of funding for new transit projects, including one in Huntsville.

Phase One of the town’s Ridership Growth Plan is nominated under the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

If approved by the federal government, Ontario would contribute $122,487 towards the estimated $367,500 cost of the project.

Public transit is very limited in our area so this project is important because it will allow people who don’t have a car or can’t drive increased access to transit in Huntsville. This will help both residents and local businesses whose employees need transit to get to work.”

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka

Our transit Ridership Growth Plan in Huntsville is about making our community more accessible for all citizens.  These changes will improve the efficiency and frequency of our system while expanding the service area. The support of the Province of Ontario for this project is great news for our environment, our community and accessibility.”

Huntsville Mayor Scott Aitchison

The ICIP is a $30 billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent or about $10.2 billion.