The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is asking for feedback on an upcoming new public transit service to operate inside Wallaceburg. A survey is now available online at www.letstalkchatham-kent.ca or a paper copy can be filled out at the Wallaceburg Municipal Centre or Wallaceburg Library.
A Wallaceburg urban public transit service would be open to all residents and visitors and operate on an OnRequest (or "on-demand") basis. This means, unlike a traditional fixed route bus service, riders will be required to book a trip between any two bus stops using a mobile app or by calling the transit telephone line. Trips would be shared alongside other passengers.
"We heard from residents during the development of the Driving Forward transit strategy that improved transit to get around Wallaceburg was a priority," said Ann-Marie Millson, Manager of Transit and Capital Asset Management. "This survey will help us determine our capacity needs and bus stop locations for when we launch later this summer."
Current Wallaceburg Accessible riders whose disability prevents them from accessing conventional transit bus stops would still be eligible for curb-to-curb service. Vehicles would be shared between services for efficiency. Inter-Urban Route A will continue to connect Wallaceburg residents with Dresden and Chatham.
This survey is available to the public until Friday, March 18th.
Service information will be posted at www.rideck.ca as it becomes available later this year.