Investing in Windsor’s Public Transit

The City of Windsor/Newsroom

The City of Windsor is upgrading its transit system after a joint federal-provincial-municipal investment of more than $117 million. This was announced today by MP Irek Kusmierczyk, MPP Andrew Dowie, MPP Anthony Leardi, and Transit Windsor’s Executive Director, Tyson Cragg. These upgrades include improved bus stops and terminals, new technologies and a larger fleet. This investment will also help the city purchase new hybrid electric buses and phase out old diesel ones. Details about the projects the funding will support can be found at the Government of Canada website.


“This is the largest federal investment ever in Windsor’s public transit and it comes at the most vital time when demand is growing because our community is growing. I talk to seniors, students, workers and business owners all the time who tell me reliable public transit is critical to their day to day. You see our federal government making historic investments in a modern Transit Windsor, a new bridge, and a new battery plant that is together modernizing how our community moves.” Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, and Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

“Under the leadership of Premier Ford, Ontario is in the middle of the largest transit expansion in North America, as we ensure communities across our province have fast and reliable service for generations to come. Today’s investment will bring better, more modern transit to Windsor, helping more workers and families get where they need to go when they need to get there.” Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario Minister of Transportation

“Transit Windsor lifts barriers to transportation for thousands of Windsorites. Today’s provincial investment reflects the strong collaboration that the Government of Ontario maintains with the City of Windsor and the Government of Canada to build transportation options for the residents of Windsor and Tecumseh.” Andrew Dowie, MPP, Windsor–Tecumseh

“These upgrades to the bus system in Windsor will help students get to class and workers get to work. It’s part of our government’s nearly $70 billion investment to improve public transportation and support economic growth in communities across Ontario over the next 10 years.” Anthony Leardi, MPP, Essex

“Public Transit is obviously recognized as a necessity, and a key economic driver by all three levels of government, and these investments will go a long way to improving our rider experience. Between the transit terminal expansions and relocations to come, and the renovations to our main garage where our great staff keep the buses rolling smoothly, we’re excited to be celebrating this partnership today.” Kieran McKenzie City Councillor and Transit Board Member