The Town of Georgina has been awarded $489,000 from the Province of Ontario’s Community Transportation Grant Program to address local transportation challenges.
Georgina will collaborate with local community partners, including Georgina Trades Training Inc., Routes Connecting Communities and the Chamber of Commerce, to develop a social-enterprise-based Community Bus Program that facilitates free or subsidized charter bus services for Georgina residents and visitors to attend educational, recreational and cultural events.
The program will also offer customized charter services for groups including corporate organizations, schools, sports teams and community groups. The program’s safe, reliable, flexible and affordable travel solutions are designed to maximize community benefit.
The Community Transportation Grant Program builds on a successful pilot program that has provided nearly $3 million in funding for 22 municipalities since 2015.
In the first year of the pilot program, more than 28,000 people used the new services to make more than 105,000 trips.