Niagara Transit Governance Plan

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UPDATE: On Dec. 8, 2021, Council voted in favour of an integrated regional transit model, continuing years of effort to establish one public transit system to serve all of Niagara’s 12 municipalities. The vote by Council to consolidate municipal transit systems into one regional entity follows a November vote by Niagara Region Council to begin consolidation efforts.

All of Niagara is considering moving to a single, consolidated transit system for our community.

This new system would bring consistent fares and operating hours throughout Niagara, new payment technology, better connections, and new efficiencies for riders.

Using feedback gathered from the community over the last 10 years, Niagara has created a Financial Model, a Governance Model, and a Service Standards Strategy that paint a possible picture of the future of transit in Niagara.

On November 25th, Regional Council supported moving forward with a consolidated transit system. This winter, all of Niagara’s 12 municipalities will now similarly be voting on whether or not to move forward with this model.

What This Will Do for Our Community

  • A consolidated transit model would contribute to the social and economic prosperity of Niagara in many ways. The proposed model builds in flexibility and a region-wide approach that would allow Niagara to:
  • Create better access to jobs and services in Niagara, opening up new job options for residents in neighbouring municipalities, and new markets for businesses
  • Protect our natural environment by providing residents with more sustainable and environmentally friendly public transit options, reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Prepare Niagara for the future, by making sure our transit options can scale up to meet the needs of our growing population and job market
  • Support the expansion and connectivity of GO Transit service to the region


What Happens Next

All of Niagara’s 12 local municipalities will have an opportunity to vote on the proposal from December to January. To move forward with the proposed plan, a majority of Niagara’s municipal councils, representing a majority of Niagara's electors, must vote in favour of the plan.

Read more about the Transit Governance Plan at www.movingtransitforward.ca.

UPDATE: On Dec. 8, 2021, Council voted in favour of an integrated regional transit model, continuing years of effort to establish one public transit system to serve all of Niagara’s 12 municipalities. The vote by Council to consolidate municipal transit systems into one regional entity follows a November vote by Niagara Region Council to begin consolidation efforts.

All of Niagara is considering moving to a single, consolidated transit system for our community.

This new system would bring consistent fares and operating hours throughout Niagara, new payment technology, better connections, and new efficiencies for riders.

Using feedback gathered from the community over the last 10 years, Niagara has created a Financial Model, a Governance Model, and a Service Standards Strategy that paint a possible picture of the future of transit in Niagara.

On November 25th, Regional Council supported moving forward with a consolidated transit system. This winter, all of Niagara’s 12 municipalities will now similarly be voting on whether or not to move forward with this model.

What This Will Do for Our Community

  • A consolidated transit model would contribute to the social and economic prosperity of Niagara in many ways. The proposed model builds in flexibility and a region-wide approach that would allow Niagara to:
  • Create better access to jobs and services in Niagara, opening up new job options for residents in neighbouring municipalities, and new markets for businesses
  • Protect our natural environment by providing residents with more sustainable and environmentally friendly public transit options, reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Prepare Niagara for the future, by making sure our transit options can scale up to meet the needs of our growing population and job market
  • Support the expansion and connectivity of GO Transit service to the region


What Happens Next

All of Niagara’s 12 local municipalities will have an opportunity to vote on the proposal from December to January. To move forward with the proposed plan, a majority of Niagara’s municipal councils, representing a majority of Niagara's electors, must vote in favour of the plan.

Read more about the Transit Governance Plan at www.movingtransitforward.ca.

  • Move Transit Forward Niagara Survey

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Page last updated: 01 Mar 2022, 08:33 AM