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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.

Blog

December 1, 2017

New Community Transportation Grant Program announced

Ministry of Transportation announces new Community Transportation Grant Program.

April 18, 2017

Ontario Transportation Expo (OTE) Conference and Trade Show – A Summary of 4 CT Pilot Projects

As part of the Ontario Transportation Expo (OTE) Conference and Trade Show, held in Toronto from April 9-12th 2017, there was a session on Community Transportation (CT) that highlighted four of the CT pilot projects currently funded by the Ministry of Transportation – Ontario (MTO).

Events

December 18, 2017 to January 25, 2018

OCTN Webinar: Applying to MTO’s new Community Transportation Grant Program – What you need to know!

Join the Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN) on January 18th, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST (one hour earlier for Central time zone) for a webinar on the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s new Community Transportation Grant Program. This webinar will provide useful information to all potential applicants to the "municipal stream" of the program, and offer a chance for participants to ask questions.

The first hour of the webinar will include a presentation by Ministry of Transportation staff on how to apply, what to put in your application and how applications will be evaluated. Northern participants are encouraged to stay for the second hour which will focus on intercommunity bus service increases in Northern Ontario and opportunities to link community transportation projects to intercommunity bus routes. During the second hour, staff from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will share information on:

• MNDM - increases to intercommunity bus services provided by the ONTC and existing private carriers in Northern Ontario.

• MOHLTC and North East LHIN - upcoming new service for non-urgent patient transportation between major hospitals/medical facilities in North East Region.

AGENDA:

1:30 – 2:25 PART I: GRANT APPLICATION

• MTO Presentation on New Community Transportation Grant Program

• Q & A Period and Wrap Up

2:25 – 2:30 BREAK

2:30 – 3:30 PART II: OPPORTUNITIES TO LINK PROJECTS TO INTERCOMMUNITY BUS SERVICE IN NORTHERN ONTARIO

• MNDM and ONTC Presentation on increases to intercommunity bus service

• MOHLTC Presentation on non-urgent patient transportation between hospitals

• Q & A Period and Wrap Up

Registration is NOW FULL!!! * To access a recording of the webinar and the presentation slides, please visit the OCTN website's Resources section (under Presentations: Webinar Archives) - to be posted within 5 business days of the date that the webinar is held.

For more information about the webinar, please contact: info@octn.ca

For questions about MTO’s new Community Transportation Grant Program, please contact CTProgram@Ontario.ca

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