After our 2015 Niagara Economic Summit, we polled attendees to identify the top issues to emerge from that event – and integrated public transit with a single farebox was the most important issue by far.
Now at Council
Since January 2016, the Inter-Municipal Transit Working Group of Mayors, CAOs and transit managers from St. Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls, with support from the Regional Chair and CAO, has been working together to develop options for integrated transit services for Niagara. That question is now before municipal councils in Welland, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls.
Support consolidated transit. Contact your rep today!
Moving people around more efficiently means:
- A larger labour pool and employees who can get to work more easily
- More students can find jobs and internships in their fields, helping better train the workforce of tomorrow
- Employers find motivated and interested employees for their industry
- Help alleviate poverty, which currently costs Niagara over $1.38 billion every year in lost economic opportunities, taxes, and charity.
- Success of the GO train. When it comes to Niagara, will depend in large part upon the efficiency of the feeder services that bring people to and from the GO stations.
Show your support
As a business-owner in Niagara, we ask you to lend your support to this initiative. Please contact your representatives in St. Catharines, Welland, and Niagara Falls – their contact information can be found at this link. Encourage them to support the consolidated transit proposal and vote to move our community forward.