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Feds, province join forces to build new bus shelters throughout BC

Funds for new bus shelters

The federal and provincial governments are teaming up to spend more than $3.9 million to install about 150 new and refitted public bus shelters throughout B.C.

Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Rob Fleming, B.C.'s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced the project Monday morning.

"Investing in B.C.'s public transit is an essential part of growing an economy, creating good jobs and supporting communities where people can get around in faster, cleaner and more affordable ways. By improving rider experience, these bus shelters will help create the incentive for more people to choose public transit over cars, which is better for the environment. Canada's infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities," says Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

The government says move to invest in public transit infrastructure during a global pandemic will provide an opportunity to create jobs, stimulate economic growth and make communities more inclusive and resilient.

"Bus shelters are important transit infrastructure that provide people a safe and dry place to wait for the bus. We are happy to join with our federal and local government partners on supporting new and improved bus shelters in communities throughout B.C., helping to encourage more people to choose public transit and making our neighbourhoods more affordable, accessible and inclusive," said Rob Fleming, B.C.'s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.



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