Waterloo Region’s public transit and transportation infra will be improved
June 20, 2020
Global Korean Post
Canada and Ontario announced funding for 10 public transit and active transportation projects in the Waterloo Region.
Residents who use public transit will benefit from improvements to bus stops and shelters as well as safer pedestrian crossings and intersections.
The University of Waterloo and Conestoga College (Doon Campus) Bus Stations will be renovated and expanded to include new heated transit canopies, signage, and covered bicycle parking.
Several projects involve the construction of new and expanded pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, including a new 1.7 km trail to ION Light Rail Transit in the region.
Better connected trails, bridges, and pathways will make it safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists to commute to their destinations or to directly access public transit.
The Government of Canada is investing over $13 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $11 million to the projects, while the Region of Waterloo is contributing more than $17 million.