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Handi-van funding OK'd

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Local MP Don Rusnak, on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities minister Amarjeet Sohi, this week announced Fort Frances will receive $46,259 in federal funding to replace one handi-van transit bus.

This project is part of a list of 79 projects across Ontario announced Feb. 10 under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).

The federal government is providing up to 50 percent of funding for these projects while the provincial government and municipalities will provide the balance.

This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

“The Government of Canada recognizes how important efficient and sustainable transit infrastructure is in terms of getting seniors and those needing extra assistance where they need to go,” said Rusnak.

“Accessibility is an important issue in Northwestern Ontario and I'm very pleased to see how this funding program will benefit the Fort Frances area through the project we're celebrating today,” he added.

“The federal investment will . . . allow us to meet the accessibility and mobility needs of our community with the replacement of one handi-van bus,” noted Thunder Bay-Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro.

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