Special Council Meeting Set for March 23rd on Future of Public Transit in Niagara

Members of the Public who wish to speak as a Delegation at this Special Meeting must register by Friday March 17                            – Information on Registering Included Below

News from Niagara’s Regional Government

Posted March 3rd, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Region, Ontario – An Inter-municipal Transit Working Group led by the Mayors and CAOs from St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls with support from the Regional Chair and Niagara Region CAO have been working in cooperation to find a sustainable model for inter-municipal transit service in Niagara.

Buses connecting with St. Catharines, Welland and other Niagara municipalities at Brock University

Buses connecting with St. Catharines, Welland and other Niagara municipalities at Brock University

The results of their work were presented in the Niagara Transit Service Delivery and Governance Strategy report. Major elements of this strategy call for the formation of a consolidated transit system and service enhancements. St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland councils have unanimously agreed to move forward with the next steps in the inter-municipal transit process and have asked Niagara Region to become an official transit provider and partner.

At a Special Council meeting on March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. recommendations will be brought forward to Regional Council on the future of inter-municipal transit services including recommendations on the Region’s involvement as a transit provider and recommendations on the Region’s involvement with the next steps in the inter-municipal transit process.

Niagara, Ontario's regional government headquarters

Niagara, Ontario’s regional government headquarters

In January of this year Regional Council approved the extension of our current inter-municipal transit service, Niagara Region Transit. This extension allows for the time needed to make decisions on the recommendations presented in the Niagara Transit Service Delivery and Governance Strategy towards a permanent inter-municipal transit service.

To register as a delegation at the Special Council meeting on March 23 or for further information including a summary of the strategy and details on the recommendations being made please visit the www.niagararegion.ca.

Your support will be very helpful to continue to move this initiative forward. Please save this date in your calendar and consider attending the Regional Council meeting.

Delegations should register with the Regional Clerk’s Office by Friday, March 17 at 9 am using the online form or contacting the Regional Clerk’s Office at 905-980-6000 ext. 3222. Written submissions should also be submit by this date. More details on delegations to Regional Council can be found here.

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