The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a federal infrastructure program designed to create long-term economic growth, build inclusive, sustainable and resilient communities and support a low-carbon economy.
Through ICIP, the federal government is providing $11.8 billion in federal infrastructure funding to cost-share projects under four streams, one of which is the Public Transit stream.
The Public Transit stream of ICIP will primarily build new urban transit networks and service extensions that will transform the way that Canadians live, move and work.
The announcement of ICIP funding for MiWay will significantly assist in the procurement of parts and services to complete major bus rehabilitation repairs pertaining to engines, transmissions, and hybrid components.
MiWay has a fleet of 500 buses as of December 31, 2019. Each bus has an engine and transmission/hybrid propulsion system.
The purpose of this project is to improve quality and safety of existing transit fleet, and to maintain and/or extend the lifecycle.
To minimize engine exhaust emissions, clean diesel engines will be equipped with the latest electronic engine controls and diesel exhaust after treatment systems.
Buses with newer engines are more efficient, which translates to lower GHG emissions.