Residents Invited to Help Shape Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan
Jun 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
Residents are invited to be a part of transforming the Greater Sudbury Transit system through an upcoming series of in-person and on-line events. The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan is a comprehensive review across all transit services in Greater Sudbury with a focus on identifying key ways the system can achieve “Better Routes. Better Schedules. Better Service”.
“I am pleased that Greater Sudbury Transit staff is working on a Transit Action Plan that will seek to improve transit in our community,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “More accessible and efficient transit is something that I feel strongly about, and something that will improve this service for our residents.”
The City of Greater Sudbury has engaged Transit Consulting Network (TCN), a consortium of public transit specialists from across the country, to lead the study and to ensure that every resident who would like to have input into the action plan will have an opportunity to do so.
The first phase of the Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan will focus on gathering ideas and feedback from the community on how to improve the transit system’s conventional, Handi-Transit and TransCab services. This information will be used to help draft recommendations to improve public transit for a second round of public feedback in October and November, 2017.
Greater Sudbury residents will have many opportunities to help shape the plan. Online and printed surveys will be distributed beginning June 17. Interactive “Pop up” open houses at local shopping destinations will invite residents to speak directly with study representatives between June 20 and 23.
Additional opportunities include direct outreach to transit staff, and upcoming workshops to hear from key community, education, health, employment and social service groups.
The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan is made possible by the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The Government of Canada is cost-matching a municipal investment of $500,000 for the plan and related infrastructure improvements under the administration of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
More information is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/TAP