(February 6, 2023: Gananoque – outside submission) After 4 years exploring options for public transit by the Town of Gananoque the City of Kingston is looking to extend their bus service to Gananoque …..but they need your input to make it happen.
A transit consulting firm was retained by Kingston to undertake the Rural Commuter Transit Study to examine possible public transit solutions for residents, workers, students, and visitors. The objective of the study is to review existing services, identify local travel needs, and develop a plan to address the needs identified.
Public Bus Transit is crucial for the residents and the economy of Gananoque and the 1000 Islands. Residents who work, go to school or have services in Kingston would benefit greatly by having regular, affordable bus service.
Many businesses in Gananoque need additional employees within the manufacturing sector, hospitality sector, as well as, the tourist and accommodation sector and individuals could take public transit from Kingston to work in Gananoque.
Residents, students and businesses in Gananoque and the 1000 Islands are asked to complete the survey to look at the possibility of establishing a Public Transit system between Gananoque and Kingston.
Without your input Public Transit might not happen!
The town of Gananoque completed a transit study in 2021 but unfortunately with out the population density it was not financially viable for Gananoque to set up their own public transit system, so the City of Kingston is now looking at extending theirs to become a transportation Hub for the region.
This survey is completely voluntary, and information will only be used for the purposes of this Rural Commuter Transit Study. Survey deadline: Friday, Feb. 17, 2023