Grand River Transit and Metrolinx are partnering to set up a new on-demand microtransit pilot service in Breslau.
The aim is to make it faster and more convenient for residents to connect to public transit, connecting them to nearby jobs, destinations, as well as other transit routes.
Metrolinx has been working with GRT on this pilot since 2019 and is providing $175,000 to collect anonymized information from Breslau residents on how to better connect the growing community to public transit in the region. Of this, $50,000 will be allocated to share the data set from the three pilots conducted in 2018 and 2019. The remaining $125,000 will go toward designing a new pilot program and data-sharing.
"This funding from the province ensures that the residents of Breslau have a say in how this on-demand microtransit pilot should be designed to work best for them," Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga said in a release. "This service will link Breslau to jobs and major transit routes, better connecting this growing community to the Region of Waterloo’s public transit systems, making it easier for residents to get where they need to go."
The service will launch in 2021, and be determined through the public engagement that is received.
The following survey - engagewr.ca/on-demand-transit-service-design-breslau - will be available until September 25.