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Upgrades announced for Brandon Transit services

13.02.2019 08:45
By: Frank McGwire

Over a million dollars in funds allocated for various upgrades

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon transit users will soon benefit from over a million dollars worth of transit service upgrades.

Today, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, joined the Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations, to announce funding for six projects to improve the City of Brandon's public transit infrastructure.

The federal governments also announced they'll kick in roughly half ($520,000) of the funding to cover the six projects.

$482,500 in municipal funds will cover the six projects while $37,500 in provincial funding goes towards lighting for transit shelters. 

The projects are as follows:

- an automated notification system

- safety and accessibility improvements

- a new fence along the east and west sides of the Transit Terminal to reduce pedestrian traffic in the path of moving buses

- fiber optics to connect with a high speed network and allow for interactive displays of schedules, notices and bus locations *

- new security cameras at the downtown bus terminal

- lighting for transit shelters *

Projects with asterisks are completed.

No timeline has been given for completion dates of the remaining projects.