‘Apex of art and engineering’: Ontario premier, MPPs break ground on automotive innovation hub near Barrie

This is one way to get the region’s economy back on track.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, several provincial cabinet ministers and local politicians were on hand for a groundbreaking at Oro Station, an automotive innovation park north of Barrie, Aug. 20.

The facility is adjacent to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro-Medonte and, once complete, will feature 500,000 square feet of dedicated industrial and commercial space, housing and a 16-turn, 4.1-kilometre road-racing circuit designed for modern GT and vintage-car racing.

This is set to become a hub for vehicle research, innovation, restoration and performance mechanics and the “apex of art and engineering” that will maintain Ontario’s position as a “global automotive leader,” the project’s managing partner, Geoffrey Campbell, said.

“Over the past seven years, our engineering team has been working diligently to plan and design this incredible new facility,” he said at a podium, with a backdrop of dirt piles

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Ground Transportation :: Mitchell Airport

Amtrak Hiawatha and the Milwaukee Airport Rail Station

Amtrak – Nationwide service 1-800-872-7245

Amtrak Hiawatha – The Amtrak Hiawatha line provides service between downtown Milwaukee’s Intermodal Station and Chicago’s Union Station with stops at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport; Sturtevant , WI; and Glenview, Illinois. For a Hiawatha timetable, click here.


Milwaukee Airport Rail Station

The Milwaukee Airport Rail Station serves rail passengers connecting to flights at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, along with rail-only passengers utilizing Amtrak’s Hiawatha service. The 1,600 square-foot heated facility includes restrooms and a seating area.

A free shuttle bus connects rail passengers to the airport, providing easy connections between rail and air service. The shuttle picks up passengers outside the rail station’s main entrance and outside Baggage Claim Door #5 at the Airport.

The station is located at 5601 S. 6th Street, along the western edge of the airport (use the Amtrak parking lot entrance on

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The ADA & Accessible Ground Transportation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to both public and private ground transportation providers. The ADA rules that apply to transportation are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Overview of Requirements

  • Both public and private organizations must meet ADA requirements: A public entity entering into a contract or agreement with a private entity to operate transportation services must ensure that the private entity meets all ADA requirements for the public entity. Specific requirements for private transportation providers like airport shuttles, hotel shuttles, private buses, and taxis are reviewed later in this document.
  • Rider information: A public transportation system must provide adequate information on services in accessible formats for persons with different types of disabilities (e.g. information in large print, braille or alternative and electronic format).
  • Assistance equipment and accessible features: Equipment and facilities such as lifts, ramps, securement devices (straps for securing wheelchairs on board), signage, and communication
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Airport Ground Transportation Association

Welcome to the Airport Ground Transportation Association!

We are a trade association for ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers dedicated to the
continuous improvement of airport ground transportation services for the traveling public.

2020 Spring Conference:
Funding Future Airport Development
Evaluating the Financial Obligation of Airport Ground Transportation

Nashville, TN
March 8-11, 2020