Carp transit sub-committee seeks input on rural transportation

Special to WC Online

CARP – Following up on last spring’s (April 8) Huntley Community Association (HCA) transit meeting, the organizers are looking to get input from the community on the issue.

Following the public transit meeting, the HCA formed a Transportation sub-committee to investigate the issue. There is no public transportation available in West Carleton which is excluded from the City of Ottawa’s transit levy. There are some options in the community such as the Western Ottawa Community Resource’s transportation service, but it is run in part by volunteers and not designed to serve a large demand.

“During the HCA’s transit meeting last spring, we made a commitment to determine if there is a significant need for additional transportation options in West Carleton,” HCA President Judy Makin released in a statement Tuesday (Jan. 21). “The HCA has initiated a transportation study which will initially focus on the Village of Carp and the Carp Road Corridor areas. We are currently in the process of collecting information from local residents and employers to help us better understand the community’s transportation uses, preferences and needs.”

The sub-committee includes HCA board members Will Rado and Sam Bakewell as well as Carp Road Corridor Business Improvement Area (CRCBIA) director Roddy Bolivar and West Carleton advisory committee member Ken Holmes.

“To support our study, the HCA is asking local residents via email, our website and Facebook page to complete a short online survey,” Makin said. “We also encourage you to forward this message to your family members, friends, neighbours and other members of the community so we have a wide representation of voices and interests.”

To access the survey, click here.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and input can be anonymous, if you so choose. Please complete the survey before Feb. 5. 

Once the survey closes, the results will be tabulated and the HCA’s recommendations will be published online via the HCA website. If you have any questions about the transportation study or this survey, please use this form.

“Thank you for taking the time to send us your opinions,” Makin said.


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