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Mayor Nancy Peckford talks provincial transit funding

North Grenville’s Mayor says some provincial funding is going towards paying for its Accessible Transit Service.

The funding was announced last week, with $7,207 going towards North Grenville. It’s meant to help offset expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re always thrilled to get this additional support,” Nancy Peckford explains, “and as we look to expand a transit system in North Grenville, knowing that there is the opportunity for ongoing and future financial partnerships with the provincial government is very valuable to us.”

The Accessible Transit Service is currently only available for disabled and elderly people in North Grenville. Peckford says work is underway to expand public transportation to make it available for more people, and in more remote and rural parts of the community.

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“As of [Tuesday, December 6th] council directed municipal staff to look at the adoption of an on-demand transit system that would be available seven days a week, and that would serve both rural and urban parts of North Grenville,” she says. 

Peckford expects staff members to approach the council with a proposed system in a few months. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the Accessible Transit service, you can find details on the Municipality of North Grenville’s website.

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