Last night, Fort Erie Town Council voted unanimously in favour of combining all of Niagara’s existing services into one single, integrated transit commission serving all of Niagara.
“Town Council sees the value of a consolidated system in Niagara. A regional system will not only benefit Fort Erie residents and businesses, but also the environment and the overall health and wellness of our community. It’s taken many, many years to get to where we are and I couldn’t be happier with the direction we are going. I am very hopeful the other municipalities will also see the value in one single, integrated transit system for Niagara,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop.
Fort Erie was the first municipality scheduled to vote on the proposed consolidated transit plan. On Nov. 25, Regional Council also voted in favour of the plan.
All of Niagara’s 12 local municipalities will have an opportunity to vote on the proposal from December to January. To move forward with the proposed plan, a majority of Niagara’s municipal councils, representing a majority of Niagara’s electors, must vote in favour of the plan.