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.