THE URGENT NEED TO RATIONALIZE URBAN TRANSIT AND SCHOOL BUSING
Student transportation in Ontario has historically been provided by both municipal transit systems and private school bus operators, with both involved in most jurisdictions. The municipal transit industry, through the Ontario Urban Transit Association (OUTA), has long argued for the need to better coordinate and rationalize transit and school bus services, especially by making the best use of existing resources. OUTA represents urban transit systems throughout Ontario, with its members providing about 700 million passenger trips per year. This OUTA Position Paper reviews the objective, which is to meet public transportation needs, including those of students, at lowest overall cost to the taxpayer, regardless of whether the costs and savings come out of a municipal budget, a school board budget or the budgets of affected provincial ministries.
Ontario Urban Transit Association55 York Street, Suite 1101
Toronto, ONo M5J 1R7, Canada
- Publication Date: 1994-10
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Local government; Public transit; School buses; Urban transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Municipal services
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00716383
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 21 1996 12:00AM