MUSKOKA EXTENDED TRANSIT (THE MET) LAUNCHING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 2016

Posted on Saturday December 19, 2015

MUSKOKA EXTENDED TRANSIT (THE MET) LAUNCHING TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 2016

 

Bracebridge, ON (December 15, 2015) -- The District Municipality of Muskoka (District) is pleased to announce the launch of Muskoka Extended Transit  (The MET ).  The MET is a piloted transportation project funded by the MTO until March 2017.

The goal of this transit system is to make it easier for people living in rural areas to get to main communities.

“Many organizations have long expressed concern about transportation options in Muskoka”, says Rick Williams, Commissioner of Community Services.  “Many people of low income or with disabilities have problems in getting to services, recreation or visiting friends.  This new service is intended to help change that and enable all people to move more flexibly within Muskoka.”

This transit system will be using school buses during the day.  There are seven routes throughout Muskoka with some routes travelling once per week or every 1st and 3rd week of the month.   Days of travel will be either on a Tuesday or Thursday.  

MET Routes of travel are as follows:

Route 1 – Dorset/Dwight to Huntsville (will travel weekly on a Tuesday)

Route 2 – Baysville to Huntsville (will travel weekly on a Tuesday)

Route 3 – Severn Bridge to Gravenhurst (will travel weekly on a Thursday)

Route 4 – Glen Orchard to Gravenhurst (will travel weekly on a Tuesday)

Route 5 – Vankoughnet to Bracebridge (will travel 1st and 3rd week of the month on a Tuesday)

Route 6 – MacTier to Bracebridge (will travel weekly on a Thursday)

Route 7 – Honey Harbour to Midland (will travel 1st and 3rd week of the month on a Tuesday)

 

Pricing – CASH ONLY 

Adults = $3.00 one way or $5.00 Return

Teens 13–18 = $2.00 one way or return

Children under 12 = $1.00 one way or return

Preschoolers = Travel Free

All passengers, organizations and/or community agencies/services are welcome to pre-purchase passes.  Please feel free to contact The MET.

Please note that The MET will only be travelling on days when school buses are running.  The MET will not be operating when buses are cancelled because of bad weather, holidays and summer vacation.

For more information or for passengers, organizations and other community agencies that would like to pre-purchase passes, please send an email to TheMET@muskoka.on.ca or call Kim Rinaldo @ 705-645-2412, ext 261 (or 1-800-461-4215).  You can also visit the Community Services website under the Key Initiatives heading to receive more detailed information on the MET and routes including scheduled stops and times.

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Media Contact:

Molly Ross
Communications Officer
The District Municipality of Muskoka
70 Pine Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3

Email: molly.ross@muskoka.on.ca

Phone: (705) 645-2100 Ext. 314

Cell: (705) 644-1055
Fax: (705) 645-5319
www.muskoka.on.ca