Hamilton will get its share of 1.5 billion dollars in federal transit money being handed out by Ottawa today.
The money is part off the Trudeau government’s first budget and mayor Eisenberger says Hamilton’s share is between 32 and 36 million dollars.
He says money will be used to buy new buses, transit shelters and technology upgrades.
Eisenberger says the city will also be eligible for future federal funding programs that may mean the HSR will finally get its much need bus storage facility.
That facility would be part of an expanded HSR throughout the city known as the Blast Network.
Mayor Eisenberger says the cost of that expansion has been reduced from 300 million to 250 million dollars mainly because of improved efficiencies and reduced land acquisition costs.
The details of the next funding announcement will be made by the Trudeau government in September and Eisenberger says the city will be ready with its application.