More funding coming to build another garage for Brampton buses

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Published April 15, 2021 at 6:25 pm

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An influx of funding will help build Brampton’s third transit storage and maintenance facility.

A combined $125 million from the federal, provincial and city governments will be used to build the 400,000 sq-ft facility that will contain 36 maintenance boys and be able to accommodate 250 regular-sized buses. Administrative offices will also be located at the site.

Construction will also include installing fixed and mobile hoists, a vehicle inspection pit, an overhead crane, fuel storage and dispensing systems, vehicle location and radio system, and backup electricity generation.

The City expects the new facility will improve capacity, quality, and safety of public transit infrastructure for Brampton, and allow for the future installation of electric buses, a service that could lead to cleaner and more efficient transportation methods for residents.

“Brampton is a leader in sustainability and it is only fitting that our transit network is well-connected and eco-friendly,” said Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton. “Brampton City Council is excited to receive support from all levels of government for Brampton Transit’s third storage and maintenance facility, as we look forward to transitioning to an electric, zero-emission bus fleet and meeting our sustainability goals.”

This new facility is targeted for construction in two phases starting in 2022, with a Phase 1 opening estimated for late 2024. It hasn’t been announced where it will be built.

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