Ontario Hosting Public Meetings on Northern Transportation

Thunder Bay International Airport
Thunder Bay International Airport

Ontario Northlander train
Ontario Northlander train

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
Landsdowne House Airport
Landsdowne House Airport

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.

Kasper Mini Bus in Kenora Ontario
Kasper Mini-Bus in Kenora Ontario

QUICK FACTS

  • The strategy is being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
  • There will be additional opportunities for the public to provide input before the strategy is finalized by the end of 2017.
  • Support for safe, reliable transportation links in the North is an important part of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. The Growth Plan is helping to create a globally competitive northern economy, support communities, renew and expand modern infrastructure, and foster a healthy environment.