OPTA and our Provincial Partners
Delta Marriott: International B
Sponsored by: United Safety

Moderator: Barry Dykeman, National Sales Manager, United Safety


  • Melissa Djurakov, Acting Director, Municipal Programs Branch
  • Kevin Dowling, Acting Manager, Strategic Investments Office

The Ministry of Transportation Municipal Programs Branch designs, implements and oversees programs for transit and transportation services that are delivered by partners, to ensure outcomes align with government priorities and objectives. The Strategic Investments Office administers the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation, PTIF, ICIP, the Safe Restart Agreement, and contributions for transfer payment agreements. This branch also serves as central point of contact for municipalities, transit stakeholders, OPS partner ministries, and the federal government for funding programs. Staff will provide their annual update on the status of programs and projects.