Hastings-Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp announced that the provincial government is investing in five transit systems in the riding.

“The funding of almost $58,000 will help these community transit systems reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 by providing for additional cleaning costs,” Kramp said in a statement. “This funding is part of $15 million in provincial support for 110 municipalities across the province towards enhanced transit cleaning as the province gradually re-opens.”

Bancroft will be getting $4,849 of the funding, while Belleville, Deseronto, Loyalist Township and Marmora and Lake will also be getting a chunk of the funding. Belleville is getting the largest amount of the five with $32,876 going to the city.

“This is a difficult time for municipalities as they work diligently to keep their residents safe,” Kramp said. “This will help them when they really need it.”