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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Funding Approved For Lambton, Huron, Middlesex Transit

Regional | by Peter Jackson  

Transit official say province has approved $2M to launch three-country transit service.

The rubber is starting to hit the road, as the concept of a regional public transit system takes shape in northeast Lambton County.

Huron Shores Transit Steering committee member Glen Baillie tells Country 104.9 News that results of a recent survey garnered a positive response from potential users.

Based on the outcome of the surveys, the Ministry of Transportation has now approved a two-million dollar grant for the project.

He mentions that almost 11 hundred surveys were returned earlier this year, and that seven out of eight respondents were in favour of a bus system.

Baillie says further analysis of the numbers revealed three out of four people would ride the buses on a regular basis.

Baillie says the Committee will hire a consultant to design a system that will work within the amount of the grant.

He reminds us that a transit system based in Lambton Shores would also serve users in Hensall, Zurich, Bayfield, Sarnia and London.

Baillie hopes to have buses on the road sometime in 2019.

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