Ontario’s Government for the People Announces Grants to Help Improve Transit in Middlesex County

Published on January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019

Ontario’s Government for the People is helping communities across the province improve transportation services, to make it easier for people – including those in Middlesex County – to get around.

 

In Middlesex County, $1.5M in funding will be used for a microtransit program, providing service between Dorchester and London, and from Dorchester to Woodstock.

 

“This investment will improve the quality of life for people in Middlesex County who depend on public transit to get to appointments in London and Woodstock,” said Minister Yurek.

 

Through this program, the province will provide municipalities with $30 million over five years to support local transit and intercommunity bus service in areas with little or no public transit.

 

The program will make it more convenient for Ontarians, including seniors, students, youth, and persons with disabilities to access essential services in their communities, connect with other transportation services, and travel between cities and towns.

 

BACKGROUND

  • Up to $30 million in grants over five years will be awarded to municipalities to partner with community organizations, health agencies, transit agencies, school-bus and private transportation operators, to coordinate local transportation services and/or run intercommunity routes.
  • The new Community Transportation Grant Program builds on a successful pilot program that provided nearly $3 million in funding for 22 municipalities since 2015.
  • In the first year of the pilot program, more than 28,000 people used the new services to make more than 105,000 trips.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Media Contact: Delany Leitch | Executive Assistant to Jeff Yurek, MPP | delany.leitch@pc.ola.org