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SCOOTY RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM OVIN TO ENHANCE TRANSIT IN BRAMPTON

SCOOTY RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM OVIN TO ENHANCE TRANSIT IN BRAMPTON

Funding will help introduce e-scooters and other transit-integrated micromobility.

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 27 – SCOOTY, a Canadian company that offers a micromobility platform for Transit-Oriented Communities, is receiving $1 million in support from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN). With this funding, the company will integrate micromobility solutions, which includes lightweight electric-powered modes of travel such as e-scooters and e-bicycles, to help people easily connect to public transit in Brampton.

“SCOOTY is pleased to have received support from the Government of Ontario through the OVIN C/AV R&D Partnership Fund for the introduction of transit-integrated micromobility to Brampton,” said Shoaib Ahmed, Founder and CEO of SCOOTY. “The goals of this project are to create seamless trip planning and payment integration with transit and micromobilty.” 


“We continue to build a stronger Ontario by supporting innovative companies like SCOOTY through OVIN,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Ontario has a robust and talented startup community, and our government is ensuring that innovators have the tools they need to develop and deploy made-in-Ontario solutions. Congratulations, SCOOTY, we look forward to seeing this project unfold!”


SCOOTY will deploy micromobility at residential, commercial, retail and mixed-use developments and academic institutions that are within 15 minutes of Brampton’s transit hubs. This supports the City of Brampton’s 2040 Vision to improve mobility, increase local and regional transit use, reduce congestion and attract investment.

This project will also enhance Provincial and Municipal investment in transit and the development of Transit-Oriented Communities to fulfill the Ontario government’s commitment to see 1.5 million housing units built over the next decade.

“This project will offer residents and visitors quick, convenient and affordable access for short-distance trips,” said Shoaib Ahmed. “They will also be able to easily connect to, and extend, their local and regional transit trips.”

“OVIN is proud to support SCOOTY in its mission to introduce transit-integrated micromobility to Brampton,” said Raed Kadri, Head of OVIN. “This initiative not only aligns with our commitment to advancing smart mobility solutions but also reinforces our goal to enhance provincial and municipal investment in transit, fostering a more connected and sustainable future for Ontario." 

About SCOOTY
A Canadian micromobility company founded in 2019, SCOOTY’s vision is to create 15-minute cities by strategically partnering with municipalities, transit agencies and residential/mixed-use developments to deploy shared electric micromobility. www.ridescooty.com

About the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)
OVIN is an initiative of the Government of Ontario, led by the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), designed to reinforce Ontario’s position as a North American leader in advanced automotive technology and smart mobility solutions such as connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles and electric and low-carbon vehicle technologies. Through resources such as research and development (R&D) support, talent and skills development, technology acceleration, business and technical supports, and demonstration grounds, OVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario-made automotive and mobility technology companies. https://www.ovinhub.ca/

Media Inquiries:


SCOOTY Inquiries

Hello@ridescooty.com

Alicia Pereira, OVIN/OCI
apereira@oc-innovation.ca 

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"Brampton is a vibrant, energetic, diverse community that promotes innovation and creativity. Our location on Canada's Innovation Corridor makes us a prime entry point to Canada for international investment, and our start-up ecosystem has incubated hundreds of companies, creating millions in economic development.
As Mayor of Brampton I am pleased to see SCOOTY grow from an ambitious start-up proposing the first city-wide e-Scooter pilot in this region, to an experienced, community-focused company providing local mobility and connections to transit. I am very pleased that the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network has invested in SCOOTY to expand their vision for transit-integrated micromobility throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe. As SCOOTY expands to other cities throughout the region they will continue to bring people to Brampton and connect them to our many exciting economic, social and cultural opportunities.” 
— Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Brampton

"As Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and a Brampton MPP I am pleased to see SCOOTY expand and offer more options to keep commuters moving. They have successfully moved more than 35,000 riders in Brampton as part of the first city-wide e-Scooter pilot in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, providing connections to GO Transit across Brampton's three GO Stations. Our government is proud to support SCOOTY through a $1 million investment from OVIN, to implement the first-mile and last mile micromobility service as we provide more
Ontario residents with more ways to connect to jobs, amenities and opportunities. Transit-Integrated Micromobility is critical to allow more people to use transit for longer-distance trips across the region.”
— Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation and MPP for Brampton South

“As our city grows, Brampton residents are shifting to more unconventional transportation methods like SCOOTY which has already provided more than 35,000 rides. I am pleased that the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network Grant will provide SCOOTY with the necessary support to take the next steps in integrating micro mobility and transit, making city wide travel more agile.”
— Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity and MPP for Brampton Centre

Our government is making infrastructure more seamless and easier to access and use. With this investment from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, SCOOTY will further integrate their micromobility services with transit. This will give residents and visitors more choices for travel around the City of Brampton and across the Toronto region.
— Amarjot Sandhu, MPP for Brampton West

"SCOOTY is a company started by immigrants who are dedicated to improving mobility and creating opportunities through local micromobility. Their success shows that Ontario is a place where people can seek new opportunities, change their lives for the better, and enhance the lives of others. With this investment from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, SCOOTY will make it easier to travel around cities and across the region, and newcomers and long-term residents can enjoy what Ontario communities have to offer."
— Graham McGregor, MPP for Brampton North

"The Ontario government is committed to innovations in transportation infrastructure and services. With this grant from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, SCOOTY will further integrate their micromobility service with local and regional transit, which will make travel around cities and across the region even easier, promote tourism, and support local businesses."
— Hardeep Singh Grewal, MPP for Brampton East

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