Transportation Action Group Meeting_Minutes_14 July 2014

The Transportation Action Group meet in Walkerton on 14 July 2014.   Key updates and discussions were on the Grey County Transportation Study. Tony Yu and Michael Schlesinger of Lough Barnes Consulting Group, Toronto http://www.loughbarnes.ca have begun their work. They have received good quantitative data and are in the midst of completing interviews with service providers, public health staff and politicians.  Findings and recommendations with analysis and feasible models will be presented to the Study Steering Committee on August 7th for validation.    Members agreed to develop 5 case studies to examine hard-to-reach clients and examine barriers to overcome.

Members also debriefed on the recent Transportation Forum organized by Rural Ontario Institute. Several reports were generated around the Forum

OHCC – Rural Transportation Forum Case Study PPT Jun 2014

Cost Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit July 2014

Dillon_Consulting_Forum_Presentation_June_16-14

Gas Tax Introduction – ROI presentation 2014-06-16

Presentations were followed by a discussion on geographic specific groups.  Two groups of Grey-Bruce participants looked at required action in our area. The discussion is captured in the following report.

Rural_Transportation_Forum_-_Walkerton_June_16_2014_-_Discussion_Notes

Overall participants felt it was an excellent opportunity for Grey Bruce discussions with an emphasis on partnership and breaking down barriers in order to provide more service.  Next steps are to take a full review of our existing resources and determine how we can better service more of the population without increasing budgets.  Service providers are of the opinion that we have enough resources in the area but we need to more efficiently use them.  We need to multi-load vehicles rather than having 2-3 vehicles passing each other on the same roads.

See the full minutes: PTF Transportation Minutes 14 July 2014

Transportation Action Group Agenda_12 May 2014

On the Agenda for the next meeting: PTF Transportation Agenda 12 May 2014

  • Update on Four County Labour Planning Board Transportation and Employment Study
  • Update on Grey County Transportation Study RFP
  • MTO Community Transportation Pilot Program

Transportation Action Group Agenda_3 February 2014

The Transportation Action Group brings together local transportation service providers, policy makers and agencies servicing clients together to discuss ways to advocate for more rural transportation to meet the demand and work with existing services. The agenda for the last meeting:  PTF Transportation Agenda 3 Feb 2014

Transportation Action Group Agenda and Minutes_26 Nov 2013

The Transportation Action Group held an initial meeting  of some Transportation Service Providers and South East Grey Community Health Centre representatives.

Key agenda items:

1. Examine coordinated services across Grey and Bruce Counties amongst service providers.

2. Draft support statement to MPP Bill Walker’s resolution calling for Committee to examine Public Transportation in Rural Ontario

The meeting examined existing services, potential areas for working together to create greater efficiency and identified who should be additionally invited to the table. See the full set of minutes:            Transportation Action Group_Minutes_26 Nov 2013

The group also generated some key recommendations that were incorporated into a letter to support to MPP Bill Walker’s motion. 

Bill Walker Resolution_support letter from BG Poverty Task Force