Regional chair to deliver State of the Region address today

Niagara's Regional Chair preparing to deliver his annual State of the Region address this afternoon.

Alan Caslin's noon hour address to local business leaders and elected officials will carry the theme  “Our region is aligned, we are focused, and we are working for you."

During last year's address Caslin focused on the need for GO and intermunicipal transit in Niagara.

While the province mentioned its support of year round GO trains rolling through the region in last years budget, it has yet to commit to spending the money to advance the proposal.

However, Welland, Niagara Falls, St Catharines and the Region have all committed to a plan to merge their transit systems and improve service.