The City of Toronto has announced a $934 million investment into 1,738 new and revitalized buses in the city to improve public transit for local travelers. New buses will result in shorter wait times, more reliable service and increased accessibility.
The total investment is split between the City and the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). This fund was established in 2016 to match up to 50% of eligible project costs allocated to municipalities based on local ridership. This commitment is part of a $3.6 billion national program to improve and expand public transit systems across Canada.
The project will ensure that the TTC’s bus fleet remains in a state of good repair and is able to meet Toronto’s future ridership demands. This will help improve the operational efficiency, accessibility, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.