OPTA’s objective is to raise awareness of the importance of public transit to Ontarians and their communities, to social inclusion and environmental sustainability, and to the provincial economy.
To strengthen and improve public transit through advocacy and information sharing.
Excellence in the provision of sustainable public transit services for Ontarians.
Members represent public transit systems, health and social service agency transportation providers, suppliers to the industry, consultants and government representatives.
The Board of Directors, composed of 12 members, is responsible for the approval of the strategic direction, budget and Association governance policies. In addition to its fiduciary duties, the Board focuses on key strategic topics that are impacting the Ontario transit and urban mobility sector to develop industry positions and/or mandate its standing committees to conduct additional research or initiatives on certain topics.
Started in 1999, the Ontario Transportation Expo conference and trade show is a joint event organized by the Ontario Bus Consortium, which is three partnering associations – the Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA), the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA) and the School Bus Ontario (SBO). This event is a combination of buyers and sellers from the entire bus transportation industry, not found anywhere else in Canada. For more information visit www.ote.ca – hope to see you at OTE.