February 16, 2011
The cities of Thunder Bay and Kenora will save $21,000 and $7,000 respectively on four new accessible buses by partnering with nine other Ontario municipalities.
Thunder Bayâ€™s three new accessible buses and Kenoraâ€™s one new bus will be available in September for people using the local transit systems. These buses will carry up to six passengers with personal mobility devices, helping people with disabilities and seniors to better access jobs, family, friends and community services.
Improving public transit is part of the governmentâ€™s Open Ontario plan to provide Ontarians with better access, and create jobs and opportunities across the province.
â€œAccessible transit is an important lifeline for people with disabilities and seniors to access work, community, friends and family. Improving public transit makes our cities more accessible, less congested and more vibrant.â€
â€” Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
â€œWith this partnership, Thunder Bay and Kenora will save money and provide better services, making transit more accessible for the entire community.â€
â€” Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North
â€œThis joint bus purchase allows smaller communities such as Thunder Bay to partner to save money and improve accessible transit. With these new buses, the people in these communities will benefit from modernized service that makes it a little easier for residents with disabilities to get around.â€
â€” Kathleen Wynne, Transportation Minister
Learn more about other initiatives from Metrolinx.
Read more about the City of Thunder Bay Transit.
Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
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