Wednesday marked the first City of Regina council meeting of 2023, and with it came a big discussion on how to spend $9 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments.
Given the designation “Transit and Housing Funding,”, the cost was split 50/50 between the two governments.
Today, city council discussed a number of infrastructure projects using the money.
$4 million has been designated for covering the transit operating shortfall from 2019-2021.
- $3 million of this designation will go towards an investment for a non-vehicular trail system that “supports the connectivity within City Centre supporting improved safety, improved use, connecting civic infrastructure and delivering a vibrant multi-modal transit upgrade for the community,” according to the Jan. 25 city council agenda.
- $1.065 million will be used as an investment to support shovel-ready intensification projects.
$400,000 is designated for the installation and upgrading of transit shelters and the installation of concrete pads to improve the accessibility of transit shelters across the city.