A Study of Transportation Needs across
Huron and Perth Counties
The Road Ahead outlines the need for improved transportation services in the two Counties, as well as some of the services currently available.
It also reviews the research that has been done in recent years. Most existing services are limited to specific groups – seniors and those with disabilities, for example – and are not available to others, particularly those in greatest need (women, youth, and others on low income, etc.)
REPORT QUOTES:“Many low-income families rely [on] begging a ride. If the child needs services that are only available in another community, they may not get them if they can’t get a ride that day. It’s really hit or miss. That means the child isn’t getting the services they need and that can become a vicious circle. There aren’t many options in rural areas”
~ Perth District Health Unit Staff“Lack of transportation is a barrier in Huron County to providing services to people who need them. Getting to the grocery store, medical appointments, to work, job interviews and daily activities [that] can seem trivial to people that own a car”.
~Huron Transportation Task Force Report, 2008