Construction is underway on a new transit maintenance facility in Regina.
The Government of Saskatchewan and Canada are each contributing up to $9,716,666 million to the building of the facility, with the city contributing about $10,666,668. In total, the $30.1 million in funding will be going towards this project.
Regina’s Mayor Michael Fougere said this project is all about providing efficient public service for Regina residents.
“They (the residents) won’t see anything change,” he noted. “But in terms of providing the background to this, the support for maintenance is really critical for us.”
Fougere also said the project will save city money.
Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Regina-Wascana Ralph Goodale was in attendance, on the behalf of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne.
Goodale said this project will consolidate Regina’s transit maintenance.
“Part of this work has been done over on Albert Street, it’ll all now be here on Winnipeg Street,” noted the Minister.
The transit fleet maintenance facility will be repurposed for city roadway vehicles and equipment storage. The new building, which will be attached to the transit operations centre on Winnipeg, is expected to be completed in 2020.