VIDEO: Windsor to Get $145-million for Transit Improvements

More money is flowing from senior levels of government to Windsor to improve transit.

Under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, Windsor is set to get $145-million over the next 10 years.

Mayor Drew Dilkens expects regional transit to be a top priority along with more bus routes to make transit more efficient.

The funding was based on per capita and ridership.

But to get money, you need to spend it.

"So our cost share to unlocking that $145-million is about $39-million so a lot of money is flowing from the province and federal government to basically improve transit," says Mayor Dilkens.

"For us that means even a stronger commitment to regional transit being able to build the infrastructure and add the routes that allow residents to be able to get to employment areas, whether it is on Patillo Road, whether it is out in Leamington wherever it is in Essex County, there will be more opportunity to residents to be able to do that."

Dilkens says the city will now submit the plans to the federal and provincial government on how the city will spend the money and once they are approved, the money will start to flow.