‘The Loop’ will Continue Bus Service for the Remainder of 2017

Posted on Tuesday September 19, 2017
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NEWS RELEASE
September 19, 2017
 
Gravenhurst Transit Pilot Project’ Moves into Phase Two
‘The Loop’ will Continue Bus Service for the Remainder of 2017
 
Gravenhurst, ON – The Gravenhurst Loop Pilot Project will move into its second phase beginning Tuesday, October 3. For the remainder of the calendar year, the pilot transit service will run on the same mid-week schedule with a $2.00 fare to be implemented, per ride to help offset associated costs. 
 
Staff are pleased with the ridership data to date which has been tracked by Hammond Transportation.  “I would agree that the uptake has been great so far,” says Scott Hammond of Hammond Transportation. “Considering some of the restrictions in the time of day that the bus can be provided, ridership is quite good.”
 
“From the feedback we received so far, riders have been quite positive about their experience on ‘The Loop’ and have indicated that a hike to $2.00 is a reasonable fee to use the service,” said Scott Lucas, director of development services. The Loop encourages users to use exact change whenever possible to help keep the service on schedule.
 
Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit www.gravenhurst.ca/theloop to take part in a short survey to help assist staff gathering a better understanding of the impacts of the route to date on local businesses.  
 
Staff will be advising Council on the outcome of the pilot project later this year in anticipation of the 2018 budget. The Loop, which is a partnership between the Town of Gravenhurst, The District of Muskoka and Hammond Transportation, will continue to run Tuesday through Thursday until December 21st. 
 
To learn more about “The Loop”, please visit www.gravenhurst.ca/theloop where you can access the full schedule and share feedback.
 
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For More Information, please contact: 
 
Scott Lucas
Director of Development Services, Town of Gravenhurst
705-687-3412 ext.274
 
Scott Hammond 
Hammond Transportation
705.645.5431