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Rural Transportation Task Force begins meeting

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February 6, 2015 - Following a Council resolution January 27 to form a task force to look at the future of rural transportation in Kawartha Lakes, the newly-formed group has already had their first meeting.

The task force is comprised of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham, Ward 16 Councillor Heather Stauble, Ward 12 Councillor Gord James, Director of Corporate Services Mary-Anne Dempster, Manager of Fleet and Transit Todd Bryant and Transit Supervisor Enzo Ingribelli.

“With our rural transit pilot project set to end in June, this task force will look at a number of options for rural transit in Kawartha Lakes from both a user standpoint and a financial standpoint,” explained Mayor Letham.

“We had a great first meeting and we are working to some very tight deadlines, but we have a great group of committed individuals who are working hard to look at the rural transit issue from all angles,” he added.

Over the coming weeks the task force will be talking with members of the public, soliciting input and conducting a survey to get feedback from the public.

“Rural transit is a huge issue and there is no question with the geographic size of Kawartha Lakes providing the service in a cost-effective manner is a challenge,” said Mayor Letham. “We look forward to hearing from residents and users of the service to best determine how to move forward.”

The task force has a mandate to report back to Council with options by the end of April.

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For more information please contact:

Andrea Walders
Executive Assistant to Mayor & Council
705 324-9411 Ext. 1310
awalders@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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