After being shutdown during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, PR Transpo will resume service September 14. Passengers will have to wear masks as part of the new public health safety protocol for the regional public transit service. The two buses serving the 12 routes will also undergo regular disinfection.
After being shutdown during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, PR Transpo will resume service September 14. Passengers will have to wear masks as part of the new public health safety protocol for the regional public transit service. The two buses serving the 12 routes will also undergo regular disinfection.

Regional bus system resumes service

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Prescott-Russell’s public transit system resumes service September 14.

There will be new public health safety protocols for the regional transit service to protect both passengers and drivers on the buses. Masks will be mandatory for all PR Transpo passengers.

“Our priority is to restart the PR Transpo service in a way that ensures the safety of our riders,” stated Warden Pierre Leroux of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR), “while maintaining the highest health standards. This restart is a new beginning and we are counting on the public’s participation to make this project a success.”

The two 19-passenger PR Transpo buses will follow the same 12 routes as before prior to the start of the pandemic. Each bus will also undergo frequent disinfection as part of the new health safety guidelines. There will also be a break en route to allow cleaning of common areas when the buses pass through certain critical stops.

Bus users can track the location of buses in real time using the MYGeoTab application available on Android and Apple cellphones. They can also contact PR Transpo customer service by phone or text at 613-307-7813, toll-free at 1-844-957-0533, or email prtranspo@prescott-russell.on.ca. Details on ticket prices, schedules and stops are also at www.PRTranspo.ca.