Posted on Monday April 8, 2019 at 2:55 p.m.
PR Transpo consult begins
People in Prescott-Russell get to have their say about what kind of regional public transit service they want.
The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) and a consultant group, Axion, have set up an online survey, available in both French and English, at www.surveymonkey.com/r/PRTranspoEN to gather opinions from area residents about their needs for a regional public transit service. Access to the survey is available until May 10 and all data collected will help with route planning and scheduling.
Earlier this year the provincial government confirmed $1.5 million in support funding for the next four years towards the development and operation costs of an intermunicipal transit program for Prescott-Russell. Part of the plan includes linking PR Transpo with all local public transit services.
Five public information meetings are scheduled to explain how an intermunicipal transit system could operate in Prescott-Russell and get residents’ feedback on the project. The meetings will all take place at 6:30 p.m. at local community halls. Dates and locations for the meetings are: April 30, Vankleek Hill, 36 Mill Street, second floor; May 1, Limoges, 205 Limoges Road; May 2, Plantagenet, 220 Main Street; May 8, St-Eugène, 1123 Labrosse Street; May 9, Bourget, 19 Lavigne Road.
The goal is to have a regional public transit service set up and running by September this year.