Wasaga Beach finally has a full-size bus service and already, people are embracing the new system.
Sharing the same name as the Whistler, BC system, the new bus is called The Wave. Incidentally, Collingwood will promote it’s Colltrans service as “The Spirit.” You know, “Catch The Wave” and “Catch The Spirit.” (I’m going to shamelessly take credit for the Collingwood name as it’s something I suggested over a year ago.)
The bus has 18 seats plus two wheelchair spaces and two bike racks. It will run 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm with a 50-60 minute complete loop.
The provincial government is contributing almost $20,000 through the gas tax program where two cents from every litre of gas sold is reinvested into municipal transit systems.
Currently there are about 45 bus stops set up along the main arteries in town. Adults ride for $2, seniors, students and children ride for $1.50 and children under the age of five ride free (one way fares). The visually impaired (with a CNIB card) also ride free. Tickets can be purchased in books of 20 for a discount.
To view the routes, visit the Town website and scroll down to the transit link.
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