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(Posted 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24)
Feds, province to invest $156M in local transit projects

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

On Tuesday, the federal government and the province of Ontario announced a joint funding initiative that will see the two levels of government invest $155.9 million in 56 transit projects throughout the National Capital Region over the next three years.

A majority of the money represents the first installment of funding for Phase 2 of the light rail transit system, including the future extension of the LRT from Blair Road Transit Station to Trim Road, as well as funding for 17 additional buses; emergency phone upgrades at transit stations; pedestrian and cycling links; and expanded park-and-ride capacirty.

Specific to the east end, the investments include $500,000 for a trans-Orléans pathway alignment modification; and $650,000 for a multiuse pathway in Cardinal Creek Park 18A.

The money to be invested is part of a $2.7 billion public transit infrastructure fund that will be invested province-wide.

The funding announcement was made beside the Rideau Canal with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Attorney General Yasir Naqvi in attendance, as well as Orléans Coun. Bob Monette who was especially happy to see funding for the trans-Orléans and Cardinal Creek pathways included in the list of projects.

"The Cardinal Creek pathway will provide residents access to the future Park 18A which will complete the construction of both phases of the Cardinal Creek Community Park," Monette explained.

Earlier this month, the province also announced that it would be spending $1.5 million to improve emergency room care in Ottawa hospitals and another $12.4 million on projects that may include upgrades or replacements to roofs, windows, HVAC systems, fire alarms and back-up generators.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)





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