Belleville transit riders will soon be using electronic fares on city buses..
Monday night city council decided to buy 17 new state of the art Canadian Odyssey fare boxes at a cost of $485,000.
Council had budgeted $500,000 for the project. Half of the cost would be paid by the federal government.
The new fare boxes can produce electronic tickets, provide real time location and mapping and feature a large interactive display for passengers.
Belleville will take another step toward making a major road project a reality just north of the 401.
It’s expected the reconstruction of Mineral Road and Maitland Drive will begin next year
Last night council awarded the contract for project administration and daily inspection to the firm that’s already done the $12 million dollar project’s design, BT Engineering of Nepean.
The firm had the lowest bid for the administration and inspection contract at $586,000.
Concerns about parking restrictions in the area of Belleville General Hospital were raised at city council Monday night.
Councillor Jack Miller questioned the need to have the on-street “no parking” restrictions extended in the area.
Miller pointed out not everyone has a driveway and they take the brunt of the restrictions
Council was told BGH is looking at the issue of employees parking on the streets rather than using employee parking
The parking bylaw was given first of three readings.