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13 August 2019

Canada to invest British Columbia’s public transit

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

The government of Canada has announced $79 million in joint funding to improve public transit in the province of British Columbia.

The funding will be used to purchase 118 buses for use in the city of Victoria and the surrounding communities. It also includes ten long-range electric buses.

François-Philippe Champagne, federal minister of infrastructure and communities for Saint-Maurice–Champlain, says: “This investment in modern, eco-friendly vehicles serving communities across British Columbia will ensure that public transit services can continue to provide convenient, accessible transportation options that will improve the quality of life for residents today and contribute to a greener future.”

The buses will replace vehicles reaching the end of their lifecycle and will include accessibility and safety features.

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