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Welcome to the Ontario Community Transportation Network!

Many communities in Ontario lack sufficient transportation options to meet the mobility needs of their residents. As a response, more and more of these communities have developed or are developing community transportation programs.

The Ontario Community Transportation Network has been created to connect individuals and organizations interested in exchanging information, experiences and practices about community transportation services in Ontario. Through this Network you can connect with other communities who have or are in the process of developing community transportation services. The network welcomes all community transportation stakeholders including public transit providers, private sector transportation operators, social and health agencies, community organizations, ride-sharing groups, and transportation technology companies who want to further mobility solutions in their communities.


December 14, 2018

Using Collaboration to Deal with Challenges

The Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN) held its final webinar in a 3-part series on the theme Addressing Community Transportation within Current Contexts on the afternoon of December 13, 2018. The title of this webinar was “Using Collaboration to Deal with Challenges” and two guest speakers from Connecting Northumberland and Quinte Access addressed the topic. These two Community Transportation (CT) services in south eastern Ontario have been in operation, in various capacities, over the last 30 years. One of the keys to their success and survival has been ongoing collaboration and coordination with various community partners and other CT programs.

November 30, 2018

Technological Advances & Impacts on Community Transportation

On November 28th, David Thurlow from Harmonize Mobility and Thurus Consulting presented an OCTN webinar on “Technological Advances in Community Transportation”. He provided an overview of some of the changes that are currently happening with respect to passenger transportation, as well as some of the things that are yet to come.


January 25 to February 28, 2019

Ontario Helping Communities Across the Province Improve Transit

January 25, 2019 9:00 A.M. - Announcement

Support will Help People Get Around Within and Between Communities

The Ontario government announced support for transit projects in communities across the province that will make life easier for people living in areas with few public transportation options.

The Ontario Community Transportation Grant Program will provide $30 million over five years to 39 municipalities to partner with community organizations to co-ordinate local transportation services, so more rides can be provided to more people, and to more destinations.

"We are working with municipalities to support programs that will help Ontarians stay connected to their communities, so they can access employment and social programs, attend appointments, visit friends and family, and maintain an independent and active lifestyle," said Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation.

Since the inception of this program in 2015, more than 28,000 people have used new services to make more than 105,000 trips.


• 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 Community Transportation Grant Program builds on a community transportation program that provided nearly $3 million in funding for 22 municipalities since 2015.

2019 Community Transportation Grant Recipients

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Bob Nichols, Communications Branch 416-327-1158

Andrew Buttigieg, Press Secretary, Minister’s Office 437-224-4599


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