As readers know, Transport Action Ontario is part of the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance (SWOTA). In the past, SWOTA has worked closely with the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA) to improve public transportation in the region. SWEA is a coalition of the public sector (municipalities), private sector and civil society (social non-government organizations, universities) founded to advocate for improved conditions for economic vitality in the region. With the retirement of its president in November, SWEA is now in the process of re-evaluating its mission and approach.
Improved public transportation remains a focus for SWEA. SWOTA president Terry Johnson and Transport Action Ontario president Peter Miasek presented a summary of our Network Southwest plan at SWEA’s Board Meeting on May 14. The presentation can be viewed here: SWOTA Presentation to SWEA 2015-05-14
The Network Southwest plan and program appear to fit very closely with SWEA’s mission and approach. SWOTA looks forward to continued cooperation with SWEA on this vital advocacy program.