Northumberland County is seeking public input to help inform a high-level business case for GO Transit expansion to the community, which will be presented to Metrolinx. The business case will highlight the local need, interest and opportunity for increased transit options within Northumberland County and connecting to neighbouring regional transit systems.
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system.
It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides.
Read more about this in the following article: Innisfil Update
8/10/2019 Update: “Exploring Innisfil’s Uber public transit experiment“
Innisfil launched a project in May to gauge the effectiveness of using Uber as an alternative to the lack of public transit in the town. The town is very pleased with the results.
Under the partnership, residents can order an Uber to go anywhere in town and pay only $3 to $5.
Innisfil is a municipality near Barrie where their Council determined that a bus system would be too expensive. They have contracted with Uber to provide an alternative public transit system. It is this type of creative thinking that we admire.
One major difference from Cobourg is that Innisfil does not currently have a transit system.
We were very pleased to see the comprehensive report Barry Thrasher, the Director of Public Works for Cobourg, prepared for Council. We felt he deserved to be recognized and hope that the other directors will use this as a model in their reports to Council.