A Witehorse Transit bus waits near a scenic lookout in Whitehorse, Yukon.
The City of Whitehorse is celebrating one-time funding of $754,000 from the Government of Yukon and the Government of Canada to help offset some of the impacts of COVID-19 on transit services.
Despite lower ridership and lost revenues during the pandemic, the City continued to invest in its transit system to help meet the needs of residents during this difficult time. These investments included improved routes, statutory holiday service, and Sunday service.
This additional funding will further improve reliability and consistency for users, and allow the City to continue to grow a modern, barrier-free transit system.
The total contribution includes $377,000 each from the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon.
“On behalf of Mayor and Council, I want to thank the Government of Yukon for this important transit funding. We know that residents in our community rely heavily on transit to get to work, run errands, or meet friends. We also know that a modern transit system reduces our impact on the environment, connects our communities, and helps us grow an accessible city for all. These funds will go a long way in ensuring we can continue this important work.”