This website is the product of a project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program (2015-2018). The goal of the project was to provide better access to transportation options for Haliburton County residents. The first term of the project (Spring 2015 to April 2017) was lead by Rural Transportation Options, which is part of the Haliburton County Community Co-operative, and was supported by the County of Haliburton and the Haliburton Community Transportation Partnership.
The second term of the project (May 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018) was lead by the County of Haliburton and received support through the Haliburton County Transportation Taskforce. It was funded through the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program.
This website was continued with funding from Haliburton County Development Corporation’s Local Initiatives Program and support from Rural Transportation Options.
Contact Rural Transportation Options through the Haliburton County Community Co-Operative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Rural Transportation Options
Rural Transportation Options formed in 2010 after an Environment Haliburton! forum on transportation alternatives to private car ownership. The group spearheaded a number of different research projects on the topic.
Rural Transportation Options, now a Part of the Haliburton County Community Co-Operative with representation from Communities in Action and individuals with an interest in tackling the transportation dilemma in our rural community. In the past, RTO has benefitted also from representation from the Canadian Association for Retired Persons and Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition. The work that Rural Transportation Options has completed has also been supported by Haliburton County Development Corporation and the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, through the Healthy Communities Fund.
About the Community Transportation Partnership
The Community Transportation Partnership was formed in April 2015 to act as an advisory group for the Haliburton Community Transportation grant project. Its membership consisted of a number of different transportation service providers as well as key stakeholders, including the County of Haliburton, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Social Services, Poverty Reduction Strategy Steering Committee, Community Support Division of Haliburton Highlands Health Services, Community Care North Hastings (operators of TROUT), Point in Time and SIRCH. The Community Transportation Partnership was dissolved in early 2017, in line with the ending of the first term of the Community Transportation Project. Many members moved on to join the Transportation Taskforce.
About the Transportation Taskforce
The Transportation Taskforce was created to follow up on outcomes from the Haliburton County Transportation Summit which was held in November 2016. It has a goal of increasing collaboration and coordination between existing transportation service providers, providing guidance into planning and implementation of transportation services in the County as well as to act in an advisory capacity to the County and the four municipalities regarding transportation. You can find links to the approved meeting minutes of the Taskforce on our Resources page of this website.