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PRESS RELEASECity seeking feedback on Barrie’s Transit Vision
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

​(Barrie, ON) The City is asking residents to share their vision for the future of Barrie's transit network through an online public engagement platform.

This phase of public consultation for the transit network study, known as Barrie's Transit Vision, will focus on understanding transit habits, collecting feedback on network preferences and receiving comments on Barrie Transit's guiding principles. Feedback is welcomed from both current riders of Barrie Transit, and those who do not currently use Barrie Transit.

“The City is currently building a blueprint for growing the existing transit system to best meet Barrie's needs and goals today, while developing a long-term plan for a future network," says Brent Forsyth, Director of Transit and Parking Strategy. “Barrie's Transit Vision focuses on creating a plan for the 2022 transit network in coordination with the Allandale Mobility Hub, future phases for the network and an infrastructure plan to place bus stops when and where they are needed."

Public consultation on this phase of Barrie's Transit Vision closes March 1, 2021. Additional public consultation opportunities on Barrie's Transit Vision are anticipated throughout 2021.   

Feedback will be used to create a successful transit network that meets public needs, improves mobility and guides Barrie's transit system as the city grows. Residents can learn more about Barrie's Transit Vision and submit feedback at buildingbarrie.ca/TransitVision

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Media Contact:
Scott LaMantia
Senior Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4529
scott.lamantia@barrie.ca

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