New year welcomes new transport service

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Following the announcement of the end of Thom Transport’s bus service along Highway 148 last fall, the MRC Pontiac, the Municipality of Pontiac and Transcollines have partnered to ensure the continuation of the service in the region.

Following the announcement of the end of Thom Transport’s bus service along Highway 148 last fall, the MRC Pontiac, the Municipality of Pontiac and Transcollines have partnered to ensure the continuation of the service in the region.
Starting in January 2017, Campeau Bus Lines has the contract to provide transportation from L’Isle-aux-Allumettes to Ottawa using a brand new bus equipped with sofas, wireless internet and plasma screens. The route will follow the same schedule as in 2016 and the fares will remain the same. During the course of the year, the partners will explore the possibility of increasing the number of bus trips available.
Schedule and fare information can be found on the MRC Pontiac’s website (www.mrcpontiac.qc.ca). Tickets can currently be purchased on board the bus but beginning mid-January, bus users can also buy tickets – good for a day, week or month – at the front desk of the MRC office in Campbell’s Bay.
The continued operation of the transportation service was made possible through the financial commitment of the MRC Pontiac ($29,500), the Municipality of Pontiac ($13,125) and the Green Fund of the Quebec Ministry of Transport ($127,875).                     (AB)