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Grey County's large landscape is one of our greatest assets, but, if you don't have access to an affordable means of transportation, it can also be a major barrier. Grey County is working to close this challenge through better coordination of transportation services.

Rural Transportation Pilot

In 2016, Grey County received $100,000 in funding from the Ministry of Transportation to develop a strategy to coordinate rural transportation for residents. Using this funding, Grey County partnered with Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce (HCSS) to pilot a better transportation system. With HCSS acting as the lead agency for the project, the Movin’GB Transportation pilot was launched in 2015.

Funding for the project was extended by the Ministry until March 2018.

New Service Route: Highway 10 Owen Sound to Shelburne

The Highway 10 public transportation route run twice per day on Mondays and Thursdays between Owen Sound and Shelburne.  This service is available for free to riders over the age of 18.  The vehicle is accessible and travelers must be independent with all aspects of mobility, personal care and communication. Riders must be at the pick up locations at the arrival and departure times listed on the schedule. Schedule is subject to change as improvements are made to the route. Please check back regularly.

Highway 10 Schedule 

Initially a provincially funded program, Grey County Council has extend the service until the end of 2018, or until a decision is made by the Province on the County`s Community Transportation Fund - Municipal Stream application.

What is Movin’GB?

Movin’GB is a support service which provides rides to non-emergency medical appointments, shopping, banking, and various social activities and programs. This service may also be used for long distance medical appointments to out of county medical centres.

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Rates

Transportation needs to be kept affordable. The cost of a ride with Movin’GB is $10 for round trips under 20km.  Trips further than 20km have a flat rate of $0.45 per km.

Coordination is key

At the core of the Movin’GB pilot is sophisticated computer software to coordinate passengers and vehicles. Residents looking for rides have a single point of contact for arranging a trip from multiple service providers. The software sorts the needs of all passengers and calculates the most efficient routes for drivers. This means less time spent waiting around by drivers and better access to rides for passengers.

Eligibility

Seniors and people living with disabilities are eligible to participate in the Movin’GB pilot.  To arrange a ride, passengers can call 1-888-660-6048 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For now, the pilot is focusing on the underserviced areas in Owen Sound and the Municipalities of Meaford, Town of The Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands. As the pilot progresses it may be extended to other areas of the county and more riders.

Ontario Works Transportation Service

Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients in Grey and Bruce counties can access Grey County’s transportation services to get to employment related, casework and medical appointments. These rides must be scheduled in advance and are completely free. In an effort to maximize service, Grey County will soon be using the Rural Transportation Pilot’s scheduling software.

If you need to arrange a ride contact Mark at 519-376-7112  ext.1350.

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Grey County Cycling and Trails Master Plan

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Grey County is developing a long-term, comprehensive Cycling and Trails Master Plan to guide future planning and decision-making to enhance cycling and trail opportunities within the County and its local municipalities.

New to Grey

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Newcomers are an important part of our communities in Grey County. Coming from outside of the country or from other areas of Canada, newcomers bring culture, skills and knowledge to our communities and workplaces.

2018 Municipal Election

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The 2018 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 22. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Community Paramedicine

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Community Paramedicine is a newer form of healthcare that shifts paramedic into a proactive role.

Recreational Trails Master Plan

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Grey County is completing a Recreational Trails Master Plan to help us manage our trails and plan for the future. Through this plan, we are documenting trail needs and prioritizing future trail projects and management practices.

Connected County

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Explore this page to learn more what makes an intelligent community.  Read about key projects happening throughout our region and stay up to date on the latest news.

Alpha Street Revitalization

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The Alpha Street housing community in Owen Sound is one of Grey County’s largest affordable housing properties. Originally built in the 1969, the homes were showing their age. 

Age-Friendly Communities Study

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We want Grey County to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all ages and abilities. We recently partnered with students from the University of Guelph to look at policies that better support youth and older adults.

Green in Grey - Natural Environment Study

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Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.