Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation helps fund community-based transportation through the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program
A key priority for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is to improve access to transportation across the Province. Ontarians of all ages and abilities need access to affordable and accessible transportation in order to reach essential services and amenities, as well as the cultural and social activities offered in their communities.
In November 2014, the Ministry launched the Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program (CT Program) to support the many communities across Ontario without transit or with insufficient transit service.
The CT Program is providing up to $2 million in funding from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017 to municipalities to implement community transportation services, with a maximum individual grant of $100,000 per project.
22 Projects Selected for Funding from Across Ontario
The 22 community transportation projects selected from all regions of Ontario are serving a diverse range of communities: from townships with populations under 10,000 to communities outside of large metropolitan areas that have underserved populations.
CT pilots are serving persons with disabilities, seniors, students, and other residents who need transportation to access a range of services and activities.
Projects in Northern Ontario
Nine projects are located in Northwestern and Northeastern Regions of Ontario
Projects in Southern Ontario
Thirteen projects are located in Southern Ontario