7 a.m., June 14)
Transpo launches new bus service to Petrie Island
By Fred Sherwin
residents have another option to get to Petrie Island after
OC Transpo announced plans fto provide summer service from
Place d'Orléans to the east end recreation destination.
198 will operate between Place d'Orléans and Petrie
Island with a stop at the Trim Road park and ride lot.
The service will begin on Friday , June 21 and will operate
on every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends
and holidays only throughout the summer.
city councillor Bob Monette says the new service should
help boost the number of visitors to the island which
has several kilometrs of nature trails, a marina, Steumer
Park and a supervised beach.
will also provide visitors to the Greater Orléans
Canada Day Celebration, Carivibe, and Haiti en Fete with
another option to get to the three events. Visitors to
the Canada Day Celebration will have the extra bonus of
being able to ride for free thanks to OC Transpo's "Ride
Free All Day" promotion on July 1.
of the various community groups and organizations
that use Petrie Island join Orléans
Coun. Bob Monette for the announcement of
summer OC Transpo service to the east end
destination. File photo
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)
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