THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Ontario government is hosting Public Information Sessions to be Held in October and November on rail, road, air and marine travel in Northern Ontario, to develop a multimodal transportation strategy for the next quarter century.
“Efficient, safe and modern northern transportation systems are vital to creating jobs, driving economic growth and improving the safety of northerners and the travelling public. By participating in the Ministry of Transportation’s request for public input, northern Ontarians will have an opportunity to provide valuable feedback to the province in the development of transportation systems and infrastructure that best serves our communities and families,” stated Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines.
Ontario is meeting with industry, stakeholders, communities and Indigenous peoples across Northern Ontario through public information sessions in October and November 2016.
People are encouraged to join the conversation by attending one of the following in-person sessions across the region:
- October 26 – Sudbury
- October 27 – Timmins
- November 7 – Thunder Bay
- November 9 – Kenora
- November 15 – North Bay
- November 16 – Sault Ste. Marie
More information about these sessions is available on the Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy website.
People can also participate by reading and providing feedback on the discussion paper that will be available online later this month; submitting ideas on Twitter and tagging @OnMinTransport and #NorthONtransport; emailing the ministry; or leaving a comment online.
Improving transportation in Northern Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.