Moving towards inter-municipal transit in Niagara – The next steps in the process

NIAGARA REGION, March 2, 2017 – 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.

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.

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 

Media Contacts:

Chair Alan Caslin, Niagara Region, 905-980-6000 ext. 3371
Mayor Walter Sendzik, St. Catharines, 905-688-5601 ext. 1540
Mayor Jim Diodati, Niagara Falls, 905-356-7251 ext. 4201
Mayor Frank Campion, Welland, 905-735-1050

Posted on: 3/2/2017 10:25 AM - Category: Media Releases