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.