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Goals:
To access a full range of affordable mobility options.
To develop an integrated transportation network.

Action Items:
Do a study to determine the need and desirability of a public transit service, and its potential users; carry out a commuter needs study; consider the pros and cons of various modes of transportation; re-visit the CTAP study; benchmark communities who have already implemented a similar transportation service (e.g. Caledon).

Research the potential for grants and subsidies to address transportation for groups with specific/special needs.

Create a volunteer registry, specific to transportation needs; recruit and train volunteers; develop a strategy to deliver transportation through the use of volunteers.

Develop a centrally coordinated transportation service for social services and health care through the sharing of volunteer drivers; subsidize public transportation systems to provide for the elderly and disabled.

Make a public transit system available to surrounding industry to be able to provide employee transportation for on time arrival and departure; research private sector options.

Develop car-pooling.

Establish an excellent taxi service; subsidize the existing taxi service to provide a public transit service.

Create an affordable, town supported shuttle service; buy a school bus, paint it appropriately, and use it as a forerunner to a more expensive, complex system (begin to tie the three communities together); approach school bus providers to utilize their buses for public transit during hours outside of school board needs.

Develop more transit services to link the Town with larger areas (Toronto and Barrie); advertise and expand current bus services (PMCL); expand GO services.

Discourage truck traffic downtown; increase awareness of the existing truck bypass and bring it out further east of town to hook onto Highway 89.

Potential Partners:
Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel
Chambers of Commerce/Business Associations
County of Simcoe
Ministry of Transportation
Nottawasaga Futures
Private Sector
Town of New Tecumseth
Transportation Companies

 

 
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