Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Residents hope Council keeps bus - Peace River Record Gazette - Alberta, CA

Residents hope Council keeps bus - Peace River Record Gazette - Alberta, CA: "Residents hope Council keeps bus
By Erin Steele, Record-Gazette
Posted 18 hours ago


Concerned citizens have taken it upon themselves to find an alternative to not having a bus, come March 31.
Members from the Committee to Save the Bus filed into council chambers at Monday's meeting to present the petition with 932 signatures of tax-paying, Peace River residents, who don't want to see an end to the bus, and to ask for a six-month extension of the service."

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ridership boost wanted for municipal service | Local News | Innisfail Province

Ridership boost wanted for municipal service Local News Innisfail Province:


Ridership boost wanted for municipal service
Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 06:00 am By Laurie Hodges Humble

Operators of subsidized public transportation in Innisfail are trying to boost ridership to keep the service sustainable.

Ridership has waned on the municipally-owned wheelchair accessible Handi-Van, according to Eva Riddle, the Legion contact for booking the Handi-Van.

“The Handi-Van could be used more frequently. The ridership in December and January was down considerably,” she said.

The van is primarily for transporting individuals to their local doctor’s appointments and business or shopping runs, but is also available to take people to their out-of-town appointments with medical specialists.

Mayor Jim Romane said he would like to see the vans used more, as the driver is being paid.

“The town is going to take on more responsibility on the operating costs of the vans. The Legion is very good with helping with the scheduling of it. We express our appreciation to the Legion and want them to continue running the service,” said Romane.

The Town of Innisfail owns the Community Bus which is also administrated by the Legion and the Legion also has its own van available for use by youth and seniors groups......