WINNIPEG – Smaller towns and municipalities around Manitoba will see some cash go towards some of their public transit projects this year.
Winnipeg South Centre MP Jim Carr and the Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations Eileen Clarke announced on Friday that $6.6 million will go towards 43 new public transit projects across Manitoba, including Brandon, Thompson and Selkirk.
Ottawa will contribute $3.1 million, while the Province is providing about $1.5 million and local municipalities are contributing the balance of funding at about $2 million.
The money will be used for new handi-vans, transit buses, storage facilities, garages and signs.
A complete list of the 43 projects can be found here.
Ottawa has pledged to spend $180 billion on infrastructure over the next 12 years in Canada.
While no Winnipeg projects were announced, Carr said more announcements are on the way, but he wouldn’t elaborate.
Minister Clarke hinted we could get more details when the Pallister Government tables its budget on April 11.