In Quinte West, Tuesday, Sept. 1, I joined Mayor Jim Harrison and Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis to announce approval of a $1,751,300 partnership through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan for public transit expansion.
Ontario will contribute $550,400 toward the West-East Corridor expansion project. The funding will provide new vehicles, shelters, bicycle racks, technological upgrades for safety and fee payment, and feasibility studies to support route expansion.
One encouraging aspect of this proposal is a planned link between the Quinte Access and Belleville Transit services. Eventually, users of both services will be able to transfer at Loyalist College and travel into the other city, expanding access to education, health care, employment, and other businesses and services.
For more information, see the Province's news release.