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Mayor Peckford: accessible transit system may be expanding in 2022

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Mayor Nancy Peckford recognizes the need for public transportation in our community.

“At the end of the day, we know that here in North Grenville, there are extremely limited options,” she says. “Unfortunately, we don’t even have a taxi service in the municipality.”

Mayor Peckford says one avenue for addressing that need could be changing North Grenville’s accessible transit system, which provides bus rides throughout the community to seniors and disabled people. 

“One of the other things we’re going to do this year is look to see if we can expand the transit system to other users,” Mayor Peckford says, “who are not necessarily seniors, or are not in need of accessible transit, but generally are people in the community who may, in fact, not always have access to a vehicle, and would benefit from a transit system.”

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She also says the municipality plans to put the $60,000 it received from the Ontario government earlier this week towards the service. “The additional dollars will support the municipality to hopefully maintain the lower fare, which is now five dollars one way, not eleven dollars one way, and increase ridership.”

If you think you could benefit from using the North Grenville accessible transit system, visit the municipality’s website to see if you qualify.

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