Welcome to The Ontario Public Transit Association
The Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) is the Provincial forum for public transportation, representing the views of the membership to governments and other agencies. OPTA contributes to regulatory, policy issues and programs prior to their implementation and has strong relationships with provincial government ministries and associations that affect the delivery of transit and public transportation services.
OPTA provides a wide networking base for transit systems, community transportation partners, suppliers, government agencies, transportation experts and other industry stakeholders. The association also provides members with a Quarterly e-Newsletter; OTE, the annual conference and trade show; Regional Managers meetings; issue-focused update bulletins and networking meetings, as well as other services. Our training programs include the award- winning Professional Instructor in Driver Education program, and our customer service accessibility training programs: SkilForm and SkilForm Taxi.
2015 Public Transit - A Symposium for Municipal Officials
The theme of the 2015 Transit Symposium is "City Building". This symposium is an opportunity for elected officials to learn from other elected officials about how they successfully used investments in transit and changes to planning policy to guide development.
Keynote Address - Prof. Jeff Casello of the University of Waterloo.
Introduce your elected officials to Mayors and Councillors from across Ontario that have successfully implemented "City Building" transit initiatives. Click HERE to register.
Click here to download a PDF copy of OPTA's "Save the Date" announcement for the 2015 Public Transit Symposium and forward it to your local elected officials.
Ontario Budget Further Boosts Public Transit Investments
TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Public transit continues to be a cornerstone of Ontario's financial plan with further funding commitments confirmed today by Minister Charles Sousa and the provincial government ...
Read the full media release Adobe PDF (418 KB).