Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Mississauga

A total of 57 projects approved in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 5, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Investing in public infrastructure supports efficient, affordable and sustainable transit services that help Canadians and their families get to work, school and essential services on time and back home safely at the end of a long day.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for MississaugaMalton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie announced 57 projects that will benefit Mississauga under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—more than $58 million.

On March 31st, Prime Minister Trudeau acknowledged the importance of public transit to Canadians as stated in Budget 2017 and announced approval of 312 projects across Ontario, including 51 of the 57 projects in Mississauga.

The PTIF projects include the acquisition of several 40-foot buses and 60-foot buses to replace older vehicles, the construction of 25 km of multi-use trails, bike lanes and signed routes to encourage cycling and walking to public transit stations, as well as making transit facilities more accessible. New buses will enhance the reliability of transit services for riders while other improvements will make getting across the city easier, faster and safer for transit users.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is working closely with the Government of Ontario and municipalities to invest in important transit initiatives that will strengthen communities across Ontario by growing the middle-class, fostering long-term prosperity and getting Canadians to their daily activities on time and home at the end of the day. Canadians today and into the future will benefit from the projects announced today, which will provide Mississauga residents with affordable and efficient public transit infrastructure."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Malton

"I am pleased to have a federal partner that shares the province's commitment to transit in making your daily commute faster and more convenient. This funding will benefit Mississauga and our entire community by increasing accessibility, adding new buses to the fleet, reconstructing trails for cyclists and pedestrians, and investing in technology to support the future of our transit system."

The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation

"The Government of Canada has allocated unprecedented funding to help Canada's cities, like Mississauga, press ahead with important city-building priorities like breaking gridlock, building transit and strengthening our local economy. Through PTIF, Mississauga will receive $58 million in investments for 57 separate city-building initiatives. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Canada's founding. Canada's municipalities are the cornerstone of Confederation and these funding commitments are an opportunity for local governments to shape our nation's promising future."

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
  • To support public transit, Budget 2017 proposes $25.3 billion. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • Since 2004, the Government of Ontario has committed more than $3.7 billion to municipalities across the province through the provincial gas tax program. This funding supports municipal transit systems.
  • The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

 

Backgrounder

Canada and Ontario announce funding for 57 public transit projects in Mississauga

A new list of transit projects has been approved under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement, which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $1.48 billion under PTIF, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 57 projects in Mississauga have been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $58 million.

 

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Mississauga

Building expansion to accommodate future growth and life cycle renewal (Malton Satellite Terminal)

$419,854

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Lifecycle renewal/replacement of building systems to improve efficiency and to extend system useful life (City Centre Transit Terminal).

$88,892

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Lifecycle renewal/replacement of building systems to improve efficiency and to extend system useful life (Edward J. Dowling Transit Facility)

$1,686,197

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Lifecycle renewal/replacement of exterior door to extend the useful life (Edward J. Dowling Transit Facility)

$19,084

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Lifecycle renewal/replacement of mechanical and electrical upgrades to improve efficiency and to extend system useful life (City Centre Transit Terminal)

$1,245,752

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Information Technology Project for Network Fiber Design and Construction for Transit and Traffic Site Connectivity to Build 100 New Nodes in Support of Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), Includes Replacement of any Degraded Fiber Infrastructure

$571,524

May 4, 2017

Mississauga

Information Technology Project for Switches and Routers for Transit and Traffic Voice and Data Communications to Support the New Network Fiber Design Required for the Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS)

$225,998

May 4, 2017

Mississauga

Information Technology Project for The Vehicle Communication (VCOM) Radio Infrastructure for Transit iBus Communications

$581,568

May 4, 2017

Mississauga

Information Technology Project for Wireless Infrastructure for Transit and Transit Rider Broadband Connectivity

$150,665

May 4, 2017

Mississauga

Bus Communication Gateway Replacement on all MiWay Fleet

$1,506,654

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Construction of New Transit Operator Facility (Mount Charles Park)

$502,218

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Enhancement of Pavement Entranceways and Exterior bays at 9 Terminals

$100,443

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Purchase of Transit Performance Metrics Module (HASTUS Analytics)-Runtimes, Ridership and Data Warehouse

$200,887

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Installation of additional 250 Accessible MiWay Bus Pads

$136,603

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Installation of 100 additional MiWay Transit Shelters

$1,255,545

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Refurbishment of 250 existing bus stops pads to increase accessibility

$140,621

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Refurbishment of 2 existing Transit Mini Terminals for optimization of Transit Infrastructure.

$100,443

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Replacement of Asphalt with concrete Transit Bus Landing Pads at 75 high traffic bus stops

$502,218

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Replacement of 500 existing Transit MiWay Stop Signs

$50,221

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Study for Anchor Terminals at Strategic locations across the City

$251,109

January 10, 2017

Mississauga

Transit Bus Seat Modification on 84 buses

$753,327

April 15, 2017

Mississauga

Transit Capital Bus Engine Maintenance on up to 280 buses

$1,888,008

April 1, 2016

Mississauga

Transit Capital Bus Maintenance - Major Component Rehabilitation/Replacement on up to 280 buses

$3,610,948

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit Facility Repairs (Minor)

$70,310

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Purchase of additional Transit Operations Modules - Garage Management & Bus Allocation

$286,264

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit Maintenance Management System Replacement

$753,327

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Etobicoke Creek Trail reconstruction - trail resurfacing, signage, trail markers and trail user-count technology

$1,135,013

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction -  Garnetwood Park

$152,473

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction -  Huron Heights

$116,564

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction -  Pheasant Run Park

$96,677

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction -  Quenippenon Meadows Park

$62,425

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction -  Stonewood Park

$55,796

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction - Max Ward Park

$95,572

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction - South Common Park

$128,501

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Trail Reconstruction - Crawford Green Park

$41,985

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Waterfront Trail Improvements and trail reconstruction - Signage, trail markers, trail user-count technology and minor trail reconstructions

$246,415

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment (i.e. Closed-Circuit Television, detection devices)

$39,823

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of new traffic signal equipment enhancements (i.e. Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Pedestrian Countdown Signals)

$79,652

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Installation of tactile plates at pedestrian crossings to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements.

$2,124,128

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Conduct Detailed Safety Assessments for all at-grade railway crossings

$53,103

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Construction of Multi-Use Trails along the Hanlan Water Project

$329,239

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Lakeshore Road Transportation Master Plan

$132,755

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Replacement of traffic controllers/cabinets

$100,893

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Mississauga Cycling Master Plan Update

$53,103

January 1, 2017

Mississauga

New sidewalks to transit stations

$318,619

April 1, 2017

Mississauga

Pedestrian & Cyclist Access to Mississauga's Transitway & GO Transit Stations

$3,757,047

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transportation Master Plan Study

$132,755

March 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of up to 3 new transit buses to increase service and ridership

$131,144

October 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of up to 10 new transit buses to increase Service Hours

$2,923,222

October 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of up to 51 - 40 foot buses to replace aging buses

$14,776,036

October 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of up to 29 - 60 foot buses to replace aging buses.

$13,855,135

October 1, 2017

Mississauga

Acquisition of 5 new transit change-off electric vehicles

$145,643

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Replacement of 6 transit change-off electric vehicles

$40,177

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit maintenance vehicles – 1 replacement

$12,555

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit service truck acquisitions – 1 replacement

$42,688

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit route supervisor vehicle acquisitions – 1 replacement

$17,577

May 1, 2017

Mississauga

Transit route security vehicles and equipment – 1 replacement

$20,088

May 1, 2017

 

Associated links

Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan in Budget 2017: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2017/docs/plan/chap-02-en.html#Toc477707375

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html  

The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/ptif-fitc-eng.php

Building Ontario - Infrastructure Plan: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, brook.simpson@canada.ca; Celso Pereira, Minister's Office, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Celso.Pereira2@ontario.ca; Karl W. Sasseville, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, 343-291-2500; Keisha McIntosh-Siung, Senior Communications Advisor, City of Mississauga, 905-615-3200, ext. 5818, Keisha.mcintosh-siung@mississauga.ca; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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