Cornwall Gets Two New Accessible Buses – Open Ontario – February 15, 2011 – Cornwall

Cornwall ON – The City of Cornwall will save $46,000 on two new accessibly buses by partnering with 10 other Ontario municipalities.

Cornwall’s two new accessible buses will be available in September for people using the local transit system.

They will carry up to six passengers with personal mobility devices, helping people with disabilities and seniors to better access jobs, family, friends and community services.

Improving public transit is part of the government’s Open Ontario plan to provide Ontarians with better access, and create jobs and opportunities across the province.

“With this partnership, Cornwall will save money and provide better service, making transit more accessible for theentire community.”
— Jim Brownell, Stormont—Dundas-South Glengarry MPP

“This joint bus purchase allows smaller communities such as Cornwall to partner to save money and improve accessible transit. With these new buses, the people in these communities will benefit from modernized service that makes it a little easier for residents with disabilities to get around.”

— Kathleen Wynne, Transportation Minister


  • Participating municipalities and non-profit specialized transit service providers are: Durham Region, Sarnia, North Bay, Welland, Kenora, HAGI (Thunder Bay), Cornwall, Community Care North Hastings (Bancroft), Oakville, St. Thomas and York Region.
  • The joint transit purchase of 27 buses is saving municipalities a total of approximately $400,000 and is being coordinated by Metrolinx.
  • The new buses will use clean diesel and meet 2010 emissions standards.

Learn more about other initiatives from Metrolinx.

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