The city is applying for almost 70 million dollars in infrastructure funding through a pair of federal grant programs.
36 million is tied to public transit including design and site preparation work for a bus storage and maintenance facility, as well as new buses and things like transit shelters and passenger counters.
Water and wastewater requests, including upgrades to a major storm sewer nicknamed “the juggernaut”, account for the other 33 million in submissions.
The federal government is offering half the cost of eligible transit projects with the city needing to find matching funds.
Timelines are also tight with construction having to be completed by April of 2018.