Town of Collingwood receives $3.4M in Transit Fleet Funding

May 19, 2020
Transit Bus

The Town of Collingwood’s Transit Fleet Renewal & Replacement initiative has received $3.4M in project funding from the Federal and Provincial governments.

This project received federal approval under the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Transit Fleet Renewal & Replacement
Federal Contribution: $1,890,600.00
Provincial Contribution: $1,575,342.45

The approved funding will be used to update and enhance the current Colltrans Fleet. The program will operate from 2020 to 2027 and includes the purchase of eight (8) buses and six (6) bus refurbishments over this seven-year period. 

Delivery of the first of the new transit buses is anticipated for early 2021 and it is one of two buses that will support expansion of the service area during the 2021 to 2024 phase of this project.

“This funding will contribute significantly to the Town’s goal to improve the efficiency and reliability of Public Transit in Collingwood while keeping the delivery of this important service affordable for all residents,” says Public Works Director Peggy Slama.

“I would like to congratulate you on this important milestone and look forward to working with you as you move forward with these projects to increase transit infrastructure,” says Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.

Learn more about Collingwood Transit