January 17, 2020
Statement: Supporting integrated transportation in southwestern Ontario
Oxford County responds to Government of Ontario announcement on regional transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario
"Oxford County applauds the Government of Ontario’s release of a First Regional Transportation Plan for southwestern Ontario. This follows years of advocacy by Oxford County for a regional transportation strategy for our area, up to and including the SouthwestLynx proposal as a means of connecting people through a system of high-performance rail and intercommunity busing routes.
“Moving forward, we look forward to working as a partner with the provincial government to ensure the needs of Oxford County and our region are fully considered. We also encourage our citizens to make their needs known through the community engagement process for the First Regional Transportation Plan. You can find a link to take part in the Government of Ontario online survey at www.oxfordcounty.ca”
Peter Crockett, CAO, Oxford County
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
Tommasina Conte | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3503 êtconte@oxfordcounty.ca