Why This Project Was Started

Public transportation introduces numerous benefits to a community. Having public transportation options increases community members independence and transportation equity. In addition to increasing access to vital sites and services such as schools, medical facilities and work, transit is considered an important component of strategies aimed at addressing climate change in urban centres.

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Community members from Portage la Prairie have been expressing an interest in transit for several years. In 2015 the Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) began studying the need for transit and released a report that outlined these needs and reviewed potential models for public transportation. In addition, the report recommended that a feasibility study would be a good first step towards determining the best public transportation solutions.

In the spring of 2021, the City engaged engineering firm, WSP, to conduct a transit feasibility study.

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to identify and assess the feasibility of public transit options in the City of Portage la Prairie, including potential service options to Poplar Bluff Industrial Park and adjacent communities.

Project Timeline

Public Engagement 

If you were unable to attend the webinar on September 14, 2021, you can still review the information provided by the project team by clicking this link (Phase 2 Public Engagement – Online Webinar) or if you would like you can watch a full recording of the webinar on the City of Portage la Prairie YouTube channel.