BRIDGETOWN, N.S. -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $238 million in federal funding for wastewater and public transit projects in Nova Scotia.

Speaking under sunny skies in Bridgetown, N.S., on Tuesday during a quick swing through the Atlantic provinces, Trudeau said $87 million will be used to upgrade water and wastewater systems including in Bridgetown, Lunenburg and Fall River.

He says the $32 million in public transit funding will help upgrade accessibility on buses and buy more buses.

A news release says the funding is retroactive to April so the projects "can proceed without delay."

Trudeau is expected to head New Glasgow later today for a community barbecue before travelling to Charlottetown for a meeting with P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan and other events.

All 32 federal ridings east of Quebec went Liberal red in last fall's election.