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Orillia, Ont., to receive funding from feds for transit

The money will go toward replacing some buses, a new transit terminal and shelters, a smart pay system, and security cameras and bike racks on buses. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

The City of Orillia, Ont., will receive about $6.1 million from the federal government for its local transit system.

The money will go toward replacing some buses, a new transit terminal and shelters, a smart pay system, and security cameras and bike racks on buses.

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“The improvements we are able to make in Orillia’s transit system as a result of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan will result in enhanced safety, access, convenience, comfort and efficiency of our transit system,” Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke said in a statement.

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan is funded by federal, provincial and municipal governments.

Ontario announced about $5 million in funding for Orillia through the program in August 2019, while Orillia’s contribution is about $4 million.

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