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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Taking the Bus to Collingwood

Wasaga Beach | by Catherine Thompson  

Bus link between Collingwood and Wasaga Beach officially opened.

The bus service taking people from Wasaga Beach to Collingwood has been officially unveiled.

Members of council and officials from both communities were at the brief ceremony on Tuesday at Highway 26 and Fairgrounds Road.

Sinton Transportation started the service on August 2nd and in just over a week, a hundred people have taken the bus.

As for bus stops along the highway, Wasaga Beach CAO George Vadeboncoeur says he had been waiting for MTO approval which just came in so stops should up by the end of this week.

He says there will be five stops from Fairgrounds Road to Cedar Grove Parkway, but he doesn't know how many stops there will be for the Collingwood portion.

And in September, the bus that goes from Wasaga Beach to Collingwood will make a stop right at the new Georgian College campus on Raglan Street.

The bus is a Sinton school bus that can seat 8 people and up to 3 wheelchairs. Even though it looks like a school bus, it's clearly marked on the front and sides as the new bus linking the two communities.

The bus runs Monday to Saturday 6 AM to 9 AM and 3 PM to 7 PM on a five month trial basis.

The main pick up point in Collingwood is at 100 Pine Street and the stop in Wasaga Beach is at the Superstore on 45th Street.

The cost to ride the bus is two dollars.

 

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