The application is in to receive some provincial funding for Haliburton County’s Rural Transportation Options Committee. Heather Ross is a member and she explains why they had to go to Dysart and County councils before they could apply.

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The committee, which started in 2010, is now a part of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative. Originally, the group was under the umbrella of Environment Haliburton, but Ross explains how they’ve shifted their focus.

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Ross says since then, they’ve focused on connecting people with transportation options like a Rideshare program. If they’re successful, the money would fund a two year pilot project.

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Ross says the social marketing campaign will help educate people on how to use a Rideshare program and what transportation options there are in the County. She says the committee is also working on a Rideshare website and they’re hoping to announce the launch date at the U-Links Celebration of Research event in March. She also says they don’t expect to hear about their application to the province for a few months.