AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION
Increasingly, transit has become a focus of local governments and significant attempts are being made by Metrolinx, a provincial agency, Mississauga Transit and Brampton Transit to address issues related to accessibility and increased service. During the 2011 Peel public consultations on social assistance, residents expressed frustration about the rising cost of public transportation and in the case of Caledon, a lack of transit. Many noted that the costs and availability of routes prevent them from getting to and from employment opportunities, appointments and other essential activities such as grocery shopping and visits to food banks.
A more connected, accessible and affordable transportation system in Peel.
- Increased number of residents experiencing poverty being able to purchase transit passes.
- Increased access to employment, essential services and basic needs.
- Create an affordable transit program in Mississauga and/or Brampton by 2015.
- Create partnerships with local grocers to create a free or discounted pick-up and drop-off program.
Peel Population Indicators:
- Cost of a monthly transit pass expressed as a percentage of minimum wage monthly salary in Peel.
Promising Local Practice:
Caledon Community Services Transportation Service
CCS's door-to-door accessible transportation service is available seven days a week for Caledon seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to drive themselves.
Bramalea Community Health Centre (CHC) and the City of Brampton have partnered on a new and exciting adventure
"Script to Fit" is a program available to all Bramalea CHC and Diabetes clients who are ready to take control of their physical exercise. Our health care providers write 'prescriptions' to clients who are interested in becoming active, in turn that prescription gets them a free one month pass at five City of Brampton recreation centres located in the Bramalea area.