BRAMPTON, ONT.—Three levels of government are teaming up to provide joint funding for the construction of a new public transit maintenance and storage facility for the bus fleet in the City of Brampton, Ont.
Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of an approximately 400,000-square-foot transit maintenance and storage facility with up to 36 maintenance bays and about 40 overhead garage doors to accommodate up to 250 standard 40-foot equivalent buses, in addition to administrative and maintenance support space, a release indicates. The scope of work also includes installing fixed and mobile hoists, a vehicle inspection pit, an overhead crane, fuel storage and dispensing systems, a vehicle location and radio system, and backup electricity generation.
The Government of Canada is providing more than $69.9 million for project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) of the Investing in Canada plan; the Government of Ontario is providing $58.2 million; and the City of Brampton is contributing more than $46.6 million.
“We welcome the Government of Canada’s and the Government of Ontario’s investments in Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown in a statement. “Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada and the new facility will help support our accessible and connected transit network and create approximately 850 new Brampton jobs per year in its…