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Engagement Session: Inter-Community Bus Modernization

  • Kingston City Hall - Memorial Hall 216 Ontario Street Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z1 Canada (map)

Please note: The information below has been adapted from the original press release: https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2016/07/ontario-seeking-input-on-intercommunity-transportation.html


As part of Ontario's commitment to facilitate new and innovative travel options, the province is seeking input on how to improve public transportation between communities. 

This summer, Ontario will be engaging with industry, stakeholders, communities and Indigenous peoples across the province about how to modernize bus services in the province.  

Improving Ontario's intercommunity bus service is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Quick Facts

  • Intercommunity public transportation includes any service that operates between communities where the passenger pays a fare for the service.
  • Ontario’s intercommunity bus industry provides a wide range of services to Ontario travellers, including scheduled and commuter services, charter, tour services and shuttle services, and home-school services and school charters.
  • In Ontario, any vehicle that carries 10 or more passengers is considered to be a bus. In 2013, there were over 34,000 vehicles registered as a bus in Ontario. This includes transit buses, motor coaches and school buses.

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