The Provincial and Federal Governments made an announcement on Friday April 3, 2009. They both jointly promised $60 million in spending for 20 bi-level Go Transit rail coaches that will be purchased from the local Bombardier plan in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This is only part of the $500 million in joint federal and provincial funding commitments.
Another transit related item for Thunder Bay involves Porter Airlines that fly out of Toronto (Island) City Centre Airport. Starting in June 26, 2009 Porter will begin operating flights between Toronto and Thunder Bay. Coincidently Porter currently operates a fleet of 10 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. This plane is manufactured at Bombardier's Downsview plant in Toronto.