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Ontario extends funding for several Midwestern Ontario transportation services

Ontario is extending the Community Transportation Grant Program with up to $14 million in funding over two years for 38 communities, including five municipalities in midwestern Ontario.

Additional funding will help ensure transportation services have additional time to get established and become sustainable as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This will better position municipalities to continue operating after the program has completed.

In all, twelve communities in southwestern Ontario will receive additional funding of $7.68 million over two years.

“The Community Transportation Grant Program is making life easier for people living in areas with few public transportation options,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “The additional investment in local and intercommunity transportation services will help residents – including Indigenous people, seniors and people with disabilities – get to work, school or appointments and will give communities added security as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and plan for the future.”

The Community Transportation Grant Program is currently providing up to $30 million over five years (2018-2023) to 38 municipalities to deliver 43 projects. This includes several municipalities who are partnering with or serving Indigenous communities and organizations.

The funding announced today will extend support for transportation services including bus service, on-demand shared rides and door-to-door transportation services supported by the program for two additional years.

Municipality 2018-2023 Funding 2023-2025 Funding (new)
1. Chatham-Kent $500,000.00 $176,467.22
2. Grey County $1,850,000.00 $924,359.66
3. Lambton Shores $2,000,000.00 $1,065,946.03
4. Leamington $606,040.00 $269,419.77
5. Middlesex $1,500,000.00 $927,944.62
6. Norfolk $765,000.00 $298,552.44
7. Owen Sound $1,246,986.81 $674,054.62
8. Perth $1,449,344.50 $858,713.68
9. Southgate $500,000.00 $307,097.12
10. Stratford $1,449,345.00 $611,936.91
11. Strathroy-Caradoc $1,450,000.00 $821,215.12
12. Tillsonburg $1,457,732.00 $743,510.48

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