Funding Announced for Infrastructure & Transit in St. John’s
The federal, provincial, and municipal governments have announced funding to support 15 public building and transit projects in the St. John’s Metropolitan Area.
Among the projects are window replacements at Prince of Wales Collegiate and Gonzaga High in St. John’s, and at Holy Trinity High in Torbay. The Petten Building and Provincial Building 909 will receive new and reliable roofs. Further, the Duckworth Street Provincial Building will receive drainage system repairs, and the Supreme Court Building will receive HVAC improvements and accessibility upgrades for courtrooms.
There will also be an upgrade to the electronic fare collection system on both Metrobus and GoBus. This will improve accurate fare collection and the ability to offer real-time mobile ticketing or phone payment options to public transit passengers.
The federal government is investing more than $4.9 million toward these projects. The provincial government is contributing $1.3 million. The City of St. John’s is providing $122,040 in funding.