“We want people to try out PR Transpo and to adopt it,” said Isabelle Peladeau, PR Transpo project manager, during the Wednesday official launch of the new regional public transit service (see photo).
Residents will be able to ride PR Transpo buses at no charge until November 15. After that the regular fare system is in effect.
The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) set up the regional transit program through its economic development and tourism department after success in getting a $2 million provincial grant to support public transit initiatives.
PR Transpo will operate on 12 fixed routes, with several posted stops in all eight municipalities. The regional transit service will operate Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no Sunday bus service and also no service on specific statutory holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day.