The province wants your input on how the future of transportation in Northern Ontario is shaped.

On Wednesday, Ontario released a draft of their Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation strategy, which is said will be policy that will “guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years.”

And with it, they are seeking feedback from residents.

“A first of its kind in Ontario,” a release from the province states, “The strategy outlines the province’s vision and goals for Northern Ontario’s transportation system, and actions to address the unique challenges faced by the region across all modes of transportation–air, rail, road and marine.”

They add the strategy, being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, builds on the current systems in our end of the province.

What they want to do is improve quality of life, maintain vital connections, prepare for new technologies and future impacts of climate change and support investment and business growth.

“It builds on extensive technical analysis and feedback from people in the North that has been collected over the past two years,” they add.

Now for your part. A questionnaire is up online—CLICK HERE to view it—for you to fill out.

The option to do so closes September 15th.

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