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
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.
- 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.
Community Transportation Grant Program