Community Transportation Grant Program

The Ontario government announced support for transit projects in Middlesex County that will make life easier for people living in Middlesex County with few public transportation options.

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Community Transportation Grant

  • $1.5 million over 5 years
  • Microtransit service
  • Link communities to principal urban areas
  • Test and learn approach to shape the system
  • Starting in Thames Centre
  • Three phases: community engagement, pilot, full implementation
  • Evaluation conducted in each phase

Phase One: Community Engagement

  • Ask individuals, employers, and service providers to provide feedback about:
    • Proposed routes
    • Stops
    • Destinations
    • Fares
    • Service delivery model
  • Develop service model for the pilot of the microtransit system

Phase Two: Pilot

  • Pilot one route of the microtransit service, originating in Dorchester
  • Potential routes to London and Woodstock (via Ingersoll)
  • Pilot must start in year one of the funding (before May 2019)
  • Pilot will operate for one year and be evaluated

Dorchester to London

Dorchester to Woodstock


Phase Three: Full Implementation

  • Broader implementation of the microtransit service, with multiple routes
  • Evaluation will be conducted one year into full implementation
  • Further routes will be explored
  • Focus on long-term sustainability

Key Next Steps

  • Make a presentation to Thames Centre Council
  • Conduct community engagement
  • Develop service delivery model for the pilot
  • Meet with London Transit Commission, Town of Ingersoll, and Woodstock Transit re: potential stops in London, Ingersoll and Woodstock
  • Identify service provider for the pilot phase

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