United Manitoulin Islands Transit

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United Manitoulin Islands Transit


Living on the largest freshwater island in the world, it’s challenging to access shopping, school, work and community services without owning a car. Enter United Manitoulin Islands Transit (UMIT), a multi-stakeholder co-operative whose goal is to bring low-cost public transit to islanders and with that, revitalize the local economy.

In 2020, UMIT launched its new bus service which makes two runs a day around the north and central parts of the island.  The co-op has also partnered with Montreal’s Blaise Transit to pilot an on-demand service in areas not served by the fixed bus route.

While testing these transportation services, UMIT is breaking new ground as Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholders are collaborating on this endeavour for the benefit of all islanders.

It’s an exciting time on many fronts! Executive Director Joahnna Berti explains.


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I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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