Community Transportation Plan

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The staff at The District of Muskoka understand that transportation is a challenge for many of our residents. A recent application for funding from the Community Transportation Grant Program at the Provincial Ministry of Transportation was successful, and The District was awarded close to $700,000 to invest in community transportation over four years.

In order to ensure community transportation programs meet the most pressing needs of residents, and to ensure funding was spent as efficiently and effectively as possible, The District hired external consultants Transit Consulting Network and Dillon Consulting to help us develop a 5-Year Transportation Needs Assessment and Growth and Sustainability Plan, which we have been calling the “Community Transportation Plan” or “CTP” for short.

Transit Consulting Network and Dillon Consulting spent a lot of time reaching out to the community via focus groups, a survey, and interviews to help us find solutions that suit our residents. The consultants carefully considered everyone’s input when they were developing our CTP, which will provide a roadmap for moving forward with transportation initiatives in Muskoka over the next three to five years.

The goal of the CTP is to develop accessible, affordable, sustainable transportation solutions for both urban and rural residents, including services that move residents east and west within Muskoka. The CTP recommends a new rural service, improvements to the current Corridor 11 service, and suggestions to help us create a seamless transportation network across Muskoka with connections to broader options to the south.

We have appreciated all the support and engagement we’ve had from the community so far, and with your help we hope to create a robust, holistic, unified transportation network that effectively serves Muskoka, with a focus on those who would benefit the most from these programs.

Want to be kept in the loop on this exciting project?

To receive email updates and stay informed of the CTP, enter your email address in the "Stay Informed" tool (located at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop or scroll down on your mobile device) and click the subscribe button.

The staff at The District of Muskoka understand that transportation is a challenge for many of our residents. A recent application for funding from the Community Transportation Grant Program at the Provincial Ministry of Transportation was successful, and The District was awarded close to $700,000 to invest in community transportation over four years.

In order to ensure community transportation programs meet the most pressing needs of residents, and to ensure funding was spent as efficiently and effectively as possible, The District hired external consultants Transit Consulting Network and Dillon Consulting to help us develop a 5-Year Transportation Needs Assessment and Growth and Sustainability Plan, which we have been calling the “Community Transportation Plan” or “CTP” for short.

Transit Consulting Network and Dillon Consulting spent a lot of time reaching out to the community via focus groups, a survey, and interviews to help us find solutions that suit our residents. The consultants carefully considered everyone’s input when they were developing our CTP, which will provide a roadmap for moving forward with transportation initiatives in Muskoka over the next three to five years.

The goal of the CTP is to develop accessible, affordable, sustainable transportation solutions for both urban and rural residents, including services that move residents east and west within Muskoka. The CTP recommends a new rural service, improvements to the current Corridor 11 service, and suggestions to help us create a seamless transportation network across Muskoka with connections to broader options to the south.

We have appreciated all the support and engagement we’ve had from the community so far, and with your help we hope to create a robust, holistic, unified transportation network that effectively serves Muskoka, with a focus on those who would benefit the most from these programs.

Want to be kept in the loop on this exciting project?

To receive email updates and stay informed of the CTP, enter your email address in the "Stay Informed" tool (located at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop or scroll down on your mobile device) and click the subscribe button.

  • Community Transportation Plan being Delivered for Endorsement

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    23 Jul 2020
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    Our external consultants have completed the Community Transportation Plan (CTP)!

    Staff are bringing the CTP to the Community and Planning Services Committee today for endorsement. If the CTP is endorsed by Committee, it will go to Muskoka District Council for final approval in August.

    The CTP can be found on page 7 of the July 2020 Committee Report (we've also linked to this report in the "Important Links" section of this page.)

    If you're looking for a summary of the plan, you can view the PowerPoint presentation to committee and check out the plan route on the CTP Roadmap.

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