Federal and Provincial ministers descended on Brantford today to announce a $14 Million dollar upgrade to the Brantford Transit system, Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Will Bouma, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brantford–Brant joined Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis, to announce funding for four public transit projects in Brantford.
The purchase of 21 new buses, 13 conventional and eight para-transit buses, will replace the retiring fleet and offer passengers better service and reduce maintenance costs.
In addition, the installation of 31 new fareboxes with smart card technology on buses will allow the city to better monitor ridership of existing routes. New bus pads and shelters will provide riders with safer, fully accessible waiting areas and important upgrades will be made to the transit maintenance facility to ensure the new fleet remains well-maintained and reliable.
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