Orillia to improve transit system thanks to $6 million in federal funding

new shelters, bike racks, smart pay system expected

Orillia’s transit service just got a big boost.

City Hall announced it is on the receiving end of $6.1 million in federal funding to invest in Orillia Transit. This money is flowing through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, and will support the installation of a new smart pay system, along with security cameras and bus bike racks. Funding will also be used for new transit shelters throughout the city.

“The improvements we are able to make in Orillia’s transit system as a result of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan will result in enhanced safety, access, convenience, comfort and efficiency of our transit system,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Infrastructure investments such as these will continue to help support and grow the local economy during these challenging times.”

The city will contribute around $4 million to its transit service.