Rural residents have voiced concerns about transportation challenges for a long time. The lack of viable transportation options in rural areas makes it difficult for many adults and youth, especially those with low incomes, to take advantage of employment and educational opportunities,attend health and social service appointments, or participate in social and leisure activities. This is a persistent issue and, given the aging demographic of rural Ontario, the need for affordable and accessible transportation services will increase in the future.
Rural transportation is a complex and challenging problem, and the solutions will almost certainly require many organizations to work together to support new approaches.
These case studies represent different models of collaborative rural transportation solutions that have emerged and are continuing to evolve in Ontario.
Published By: Accelerating Rural Transportation Solutions Initiative
Publication Date: August 2014