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.
This fall, all of Niagara’s 12 municipalities and the Region will be voting on whether or not to move forward with this model. Over the past several months, Regional and municipal staff have been engaging in direct conversation with all 12 municipalities as the proposal evolves. The current proposal reflects what has been heard so far, and continues to evolve as those conversations continue.
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