Cornwall Transit gets more coronavirus relief cash

In this May 2019, file photo, Cornwall Transit Division Manager Len Tapp and Mayor Bernadette Clement announce details of a new real time tracking application for Cornwall Transit buses. The province has announced another $659,000 for the transit system on Monday, March 1, 2021 to help it cover pandemic financial challenges. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – Cornwall Transit is getting more money to help with the financial impact of COVID-19.

The province announced this morning (March 1) the City of Cornwall will receive $659,305 for its transit system.

It’s part of $150 million in additional money doled out today and the third phase of funding under the Ontario-Ottawa Safe Restart Agreement.

Cornwall Transit previous got $687,352, announced in August 2020, and then another $867,611 in December.

The province notes that ridership on some transit systems dropped as much as 90 per cent and this money is expected to help settle transit finances.

There is still $650 million from the Ontario government available to municipalities on a case-by-case basis. That money is available until the end of the year with extensions to December 2022.

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