City postpones transit shelter installation

The final 2014 city budget saw a decrease in funds spent on transit shelters.

The final 2014 city budget saw a decrease in funds spent on transit shelters.

Chief financial officer Monica Dalziel told council that installation of a bus shelter at the former JL Jackson site was postponed because of all the work ongoing there, meaning the actual amount spent was $9,000 under budget.

Although the city doesn’t generally carry forward the funds saved from one year to the next, staff said there is enough money to do three shelters instead of two in the 2015 budget. One of those will be at the former Jackson site. The unused $9,000 was redirected to ice and snow control expenditures.