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Rural Transportation Solutions for Ottawa

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SOME BASIC READING OF OTHERS' INITIATIVES

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The deficiencies in rural transportation options for rural Ottawa are long-standing. The problem is not unique to Ottawa and other municipalities have introduced innovative solutions:

  • Rural Ontario Institute Case Studies.  See a FlipBook presentation that highlights ten case studies with some innovative transportation solutions.
  • A Summary of Some Rural Transit Solutions in and around Ontario. See a FlipBook presentation based on the work of the Rural Issues Collective. 

Providing affordable and financially sustainable transportation in rural areas will always be a challenge due to the low population densities and the long travel distances. The fare cost among the variety of rural transportation solutions is often in the range $3 - $5. But, like most municipal services, local solutions will often necessitate some degree of subsidization by the general taxpayer through the Residential Tax revenue. 

Within Ottawa’s Urban Transit Area the source of funding for the operation and maintenance of their full OC Transpo service is split approximately 50/50 between fares and tax revenue and represents about $665 to the average residential tax bill. On the other hand, some Ottawa rural villages that have chosen a local rush-hour bus service and have opted to pay about $150 on their annual tax bill.

OF OTHERS' INITIATIVES


Ontario Rural Institute Resources

Ontario Rural Institute Resources. See: Rural transit and Community Transportation

 


RIDESHARK CORPORATION PARTNERS WITH COUNTY OF RENFREW AND ONTARIO TO DEVELOP WORLD’S FIRST WINTERIZED ON-DEMAND COMMUNITY TRANSIT NETWORK

 

 

In partnership with the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), RideShark will pilot a winterized on-demand transportation technology solution for Renfrew County.

RideShark is a global leading provider of commuter management solutions that public sector, corporate and campus-based organizations use to promote safe and sustainable mobility options such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit and active transportation, all on one easy-to-use app.  Leveraging its Unified Mobility™ platform, RideShark will develop a community transit solution that can withstand harsh Canadian winters on semi-urban and rural roads.

See: https://www.rideshark.com/2021/02/23/rideshark-corporation-partners-with-county-of-renfrew-and-ontario-to-develop-worlds-first-winterized-on-demand-community-transit-network/