Why join the Network

The Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN) connects individuals, organizations, and transportation providers interested in exchanging information, experiences and best practices about community transportation services in Ontario. By joining the Network you will be able to connect with other communities who have implemented or are in the process of developing community transportation services.

Benefits of participating in the Network include:
•    Ability to learn from and share info with others working on Community Transportation
•    Receive communications about upcoming in-person Events
•    Ability to participate in Webinars and other online forums
•    Access to the Discussion Forum
•    Option to contribute to Blog posts
•    Ability to contribute to Newsletter content
•    Receive the Newsletter directly to your email inbox

OCTN understands the importance of accessible, affordable, and available transportation services for Ontarians. That is why anyone can join and become a member for free.

The Network welcomes

The Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN) is open to individuals and organizations that support increased access to transportation, regardless of where one lives, works or visits, such as:

  • Public transit providers
  • Private transportation operators (taxi companies, inter-city bus operators, etc.)
  • Health and social service agencies
  • Non-profit community organizations
  • Municipalities
  • School bus operators
  • Planners
  • Employers
  • Ridesharing and carpool groups
  • Transportation technology companies
  • Those concerned with the needs of seniors and/or people with disabilities
  • Others who share a commitment to increased mobility across the province

Network member quotes

“The news that I received today about the launch of the Ontario Community Transportation Network (OCTN) made my summer! I am thrilled to see that something is being done in order to share information and best practices. This would have been invaluable when we started out, and I am sure that this should prove to be immensely helpful to others that are starting down the road of developing transportation solutions in their communities.”

- Brad Smith, Ride Norfolk

“Very excited to see this networking and information sharing resource launch! Corresponds well to the work that is happening in our community to address the significant gaps in transportation options.”

- Tina Jackson, Haliburton Rural Transportation Options