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Canada and Quebec provide $10.4M for public transit services in Trois-Rivières

The feds will provide $5.8 million and Quebec will contribute $4.6 million. The Société de transport de Trois-Rivières will contribute the remaining funds

May 8, 2018  by Canadian Staff

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que.—The Quebec and Canadian governments announced an investment of nearly $10.4 million for 19 projects being carried out by the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR).

The federal government will provide roughly $5.8 million for these projects, and the Quebec government will contribute more than $4.6 million. The STTR will provide the remaining funding.

Among the projects made possible by this funding are the purchase of hybrid and urban buses, midibuses to facilitate traffic in the downtown area, and paratransit minibuses to renew the vehicle fleet. The STTR will also be able to equip several drop-off areas with bus shelters.

“The Société de transport de Trois-Rivières thanks the governments of Canada and Quebec for these major contributions. These investments represent an exceptional opportunity that will enable us, not only to update our entire range of services, but also acquire the tools and essential material for fulfilling our commitments to Trois-Rivières residents,” said Luc Tremblay, president of the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières.