In 2014, Grey County completed a Grey County Transportation Study in consultation with Transportation Action Group partners and found that “despite various services available in the community, the consultations revealed that the eligibility criteria leave youth and people living in poverty, underserved by funded services.”
With HCSS acting as the lead agency for the project, the Movin’GB Transportation pilot was launched in 2015. In 2016, Grey County received $100,000 in funding from the Ministry of Transportation to develop a strategy to coordinate rural transportation for residents. Using this funding, Grey County partnered with Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce (HCSS) to pilot a better transportation system. Funding for the project was extended by the Ministry through the 2017 year.
“We are very excited to rollout the first phase of the pilot in the county’s most under-served areas,” said Barb Fedy, Director of Social Services with Grey County. “Initially the pilot will focus on areas in Owen Sound and the municipalities of Meaford, Town of the Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands.”