Ontario Seeking Feedback on Draft Northern Transportation Strategy
Province Supporting Northern Economic Growth with a Better Connected Transportation System
Ontario has released a draft strategy to guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years and is seeking feedback from the community.
A first of its kind in Ontario, the strategy outlines the province's vision and goals for Northern Ontario's transportation system, and actions to address the unique challenges faced by the region across all modes of transportation--air, rail, road and marine.
The draft strategy strengthens and builds on the current transportation system to improve quality of life, maintain vital connections, prepare for new technologies and future impacts of climate change, and support investment and business growth in Northern Ontario. It builds on extensive technical analysis and feedback from people in the North that has been collected over the past two years.
Residents and businesses in Northern Ontario can read the draft strategy on the Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy website, and share their feedback through an online questionnaire this summer, beginning July 12 until Sept. 15.
Improving connections between Northern Ontario communities and businesses is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- The strategy is being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
- Developing reliable transportation links in the North is part of the government’s plan to create a globally competitive northern economy, support communities, renew and expand modern infrastructure and foster a healthy environment.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
“Our government is committed to ensuring a safe and efficient transportation network exists across the province, and especially in Northern Ontario. We know that there are unique challenges that people in the North face, whether you live in Kapuskasing, work in Sault Ste. Marie, or attend school in Thunder Bay. I encourage you to share your feedback on our draft strategy and help us develop a plan to improve the transportation system for today and tomorrow in Northern Ontario.”
Steven Del Duca