Text from The Gleaner
The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent will be ringing in the New Year with a gift to residents who rely on public transport.
In an effort to guarantee a reliable and quality public transit service that will better meet the transport needs of citizens, the MRC is launching a regularly scheduled and free bus service for those travelling to or from the area. The service will be available from Monday to Friday, starting on Jan. 4, 2021.
The new service will include two bus routes that will run according to fixed schedules. The yellow line will transport passengers to Mercier, with stops in Huntingdon, Godmanchester, Ormstown, Howick, Très-Saint-Sacrement and Sainte-Martine. The blue line will transport passengers to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield with stops in Ormstown, Huntingdon, Godmanchester, and Sainte-Barbe.
The MRC will be offering the bus service free of charge to all users without requiring a reservation. The regional municipality is working with the Zenbus application, which will allow users to follow the buses in real time on the MRC website or with the mobile app that can be downloaded to phones or tablets.
Public transit users who currently make use of the EXO transportation service should adjust their ticket purchases accordingly, as the new yellow line will provide passengers with free transport to Mercier on weekdays.
For more information about the EXO service, call 1 888-702-TRAM (8726) or visit the website: https://exo.quebec/fr/planifier-trajet/autobus/CITHSL#AccesBus.
More information on the new bus service as well as information concerning the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent’s adapted transport and public transport services will be updated regularly in the coming weeks on the www.mrchsl.com website.