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Selected Municipalities for Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program

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Selected Municipalities for Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program

Ministry of Transportation

11 municipalities were originally selected to receive funding as part of the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program. 

Region

Municipality

Project

Grant Funding

Northwest

Atikokan

New coordinated service to share vehicles and drivers, and centralize trip booking and dispatch for nine organizations.

$91,586

Northwest

Terrace Bay

New service to connect five communities to Thunder Bay for medical appointments.

$95,847

Northeast

Papineau-Cameron

New service to connect eight municipalities and 23 organizations with maximized taxi service with centralized intake, booking, and scheduling.

$100,000

Northeast

Haliburton

Enhanced service through one contact, integrated website, and mobility manager to refer trip requests to nine organizations and multi-modal options, including ride-share.

$77,540

Northeast

Black River-Matheson

New service using school buses to transport seniors to medical appointments, shop and/or visit friends within community and to Timmins and Iroquois Falls.

$30,500

Southwest

Grey

New coordination of existing service using software for centralized access, scheduling, and dispatch.

$100,000

Southwest

Tillsonburg

New coordination of existing service through a phased approach: hiring of coordinator, acquiring software/technologies and purchasing new accessible van.

$100,000

Central

Georgina

New coordination of existing services to phase-in a centrally coordinated service: taking an inventory of local transportation services/resources, assessing mobility needs, and integrating available services.

$99,866

Central

Simcoe

New coordination of existing service to implement a transportation service/resource web portal to enable online intake, booking, and referral.

$97,000

Central

Pelham

New coordinated service to provide inter-municipal and volunteer service to surrounding municipalities, Niagara College, Niagara Regional Transit, and GO Transit.

$100,000

East

Prescott & Russell

Enhanced coordination of existing service to increase capacity (i.e., patients with high needs) by purchasing van and GPS technology, and hiring a driver.

$100,000

11 additional municipalities were selected to receive funding as part of the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program.

 

Region

Municipality

Project

Grant Funding

Northwest

Dryden

Purchase of common software technology to create a single call number and website, and the centralization of information, intake, booking, scheduling and dispatch

$100,000

Northeast

Temiskaming Shores

Creation of an inventory and database of existing transportation services, development of promotional material and implementation of outreach program.

$40,000

Northeast

Muskoka

New daily, fixed-route shuttle, weekly bus routes to service rural and remote communities and expansion of volunteer driver programs for on-demand driving services.

$100,000

Northeast

White River

Purchase of common software to centralize booking system, establish routes and standardize intake and registration procedure.

$85,650

Southwest

Waterloo

New flex-route rural transportation service to be integrated with transportation services provided by community organizations as well as a conventional public transit system.

$99,700

Central

York Region

New rural dial-a-ride service that will integrate with YRT/VIVA conventional and specialized services.                 

$100,000

Central

Caledon

Leverage existing transportation through optimization of routing strategies to provide more rides through shared rides.

$100,000

Central

Peel

Transportation services for clients who are not eligible for TransHelp through integration of centralized scheduling and intake systems of TransHelp and Canes Community Care.

$100,000

Central

Hamilton

New community bus service to provide regularly scheduled service and on-demand trips for events for rural residents.

$48,240

East

Northumberland

Expansion and service enhancement of existing specialized transit system to provide county-wide transportation to rural areas.

$100,000

East

Lennox-Addington

Continuation and expansion of the current community transportation service through a centralized trip booking and dispatch service with all organizations using standardized trip referral procedures.

$100,000

Media Contacts

  • Patrick Searle

    Minister’s Office

    Patrick.Searle@ontario.ca

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch

    416-327-1158

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