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Over $440,000 for North Bay Transit System

December 8, 2022

NORTH BAY – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing the City of North Bay with $440,340 to help ensure the municipal transit system can continue to deliver safe and reliable transit services. The funding is being delivered through Phase 4 of the Safe Restart Agreement.

“This funding, on top of what has already been provided, will help ensure reliable transportation options are available for everyone in the North Bay area, whether you’re going to work, school or the grocery store,” said MPP Vic Fedeli.

“This funding will allow the City to continue to provide essential transportation services for North Bay residents while our transit system continues to recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic,” said Mayor Peter Chirico. “We thank MPP Fedeli and the Ontario Government for the ongoing support.”

Phase 4 of the Safe Restart Agreement will help municipal transit systems address costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic between February 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022. Municipalities will be able to use their funding allocations to cover revenue losses, operating expenses, and provincial transit priority projects, including fare and service integration and On-Demand transit.

This funding builds on the more than $2 billion in dedicated funding for municipal transit systems that the Ontario government, in conjunction with the federal government, has provided since 2020 to help transit systems across the province respond to the impact of COVID-19.

Quick Facts

  • 107 municipalities across Ontario have been allocated funding through Phase 4 of the Safe Restart Agreement.
  • Allocations for Phase 4 of SRA funding include a base amount of $5,000 plus a remaining allocation amount based on actual impacts reported through the first three phases of SRA funding.
  • The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, has made up to $4 billion in one-time emergency assistance available to Ontario municipalities as part of the Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) since 2020. This funding includes over $2 billion already provided to municipalities to support public transit across the province.

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