A pilot project was launched in early July to expand hours of service and grow awareness of the bus as a great transportation option to get across the region.
Transit service across South Georgian Bay launched a new program to offer better service hours on July 1st. The pilot project saw hours extended for the Collingwood/Wasaga Beach Transit link, the Collingwood/Blue Mountains Link and Colltrans, and the response from riders has been good.
Until March 31, 2019, the pilot project will continue to offer service on all three routes from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The extended hours will see service provided during the current mid-day gap on the Collingwood/Blue Mountains link, as well as an extra hour of service in the evening on the Collingwood/Wasaga Beach link and additional service on weekend evenings for Colltrans.
It is hoped to have the enhanced service greatly assist residents who rely on transit to travel to their employment throughout Collingwood and the region. It is also easier for visitors to the area to use public transit.
Continue to promote the bus as a great transportation option for people to get across the region for work, school or play.
Martin Rydlo is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Town of Collingwood. He recognizes the value of having the expanded transit service connect near-by attractions for both local residents and tourists.
For example, he points to the FREE Blue Mountain Village-Collingwood bus link that will be operating over the Thanksgiving weekend as part of the Apple Harvest Festival as a service that will appeal to south Georgian Bay residents and visitors.
He said even though the project was launched at the beginning of July, it is essential to continue to grow awareness of the bus as a great transportation option for people to get across the region for work, school or play, especially as the weather gets cooler.
Please visit www.southgeorgianbaytransit.ca for full details including maps and schedules.
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