HALIFAX, Jan. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - 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.
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Waye Mason, Deputy Mayor and Halifax South Downtown Councillor, Halifax Regional Municipality, today announced the start of phase two of infrastructure upgrades to the Halifax Ferry Terminal.
Completed in spring 2017, phase one of the Halifax Ferry Terminal project included the addition of a new tourism kiosk, a reintroduction of tenant space, and service room improvements.
Phase two upgrades involve the renovation of the washroom facilities and the installation of a modern ceiling acoustic panel system that will dampen unwanted noise and create a more welcoming area for passengers.
During this phase of the project a temporary washroom trailer will be located at the north side of the facility for the use of Halifax Transit passengers. The construction will not impact the ferry service schedule.
"Upgrades to public transit infrastructure makes it possible for Canadian communities to build modern, efficient and reliable transit services that transform the way that Canadians live, move and work. The government is proud to celebrate the start of phase two Halifax Ferry Terminal renovations, providing improved accessibility and a better commuting experience for thousands of transit customers, every day."
Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Any investment in public transit and its infrastructure is an investment in the sustainable growth of the Halifax region. The ongoing improvements to the Halifax Ferry Terminal will help more people make the decision to be regular Halifax Transit users."
Waye Mason, Deputy Mayor and Halifax South Downtown Councillor, Halifax Regional Municipality
"We're looking forward to completing the next phase of these important upgrades to the Halifax Ferry Terminal. These improvements will enhance customer experience for the nearly two million annual passengers who use the Halifax Transit ferry network."
Dave Reage, Director of Halifax Transit
- The Government of Canada is contributing up to $500,000 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, with the Halifax Regional Municipality providing the remainder of funding
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $25.3 billion of this funding will support public transit projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Government of Canada's $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
Investing in Canada plan project map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia:http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html
Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Brook Simpson, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-219-0149, [email protected]; Nick Ritcey, Senior Communications Advisor, Halifax Regional Municipality, 902-490-5057, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]