2. Before I get into the proposed & tentative details of this service, I would like to personally & publicly thank Shelley Ackers & Nadyne Mattis of Quinte Access & the members of the Brighton Accessibility Advisory Committee - Nicole Vreeswyk, Gail Ellis, Sandy Fawcett-Kovacs, Linda Grainger, Colleen McPeak & Patricia Johnston - for all the good work they have done in bringing this project together.
3. At its Friday, Jan 22 meeting, the Brighton Accessibility Advisory Committee unanimously passed a resolution (moved by Councillor Martinello & seconded by Councillor Tadman) to tentatively - and subject to the approval of the board of Quinte Access & Brighton Council - start a trial-run of a Brighton transit system on Monday Feb 8, 2016. This resolution came about as a result of ongoing - for the past 3 or 4 months - discussions between the Brighton Accessibility Advisory Committee & Quinte Access. As proposed, this service will be available to all residents & will be provided by Quinte Access using accessible buses.
4. As it currently stands - AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - the Brighton Transit Trial-Run will provide the following service.
(a) Frequency: There will be one eastbound trip (from Brighton to Trenton Walmart) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
There will be one westbound trip (from Trenton Walmart to Brighton) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
(b) Transit Stops: There will be seven transit stops in Brighton. On eastbound trips the sequence of stops will be (i) Brighton VON office, (ii) Presqu'ile Bay Outfitters, (iii) Brighton-by-the-Bay Clubhouse, (iv) Brighton Health Services Centre, (v) Sobey's, (vi) Prince Edward Park Arena, (vii) NoFrills & finally Trenton Walmart.
Westbound trips will start at the Trenton Walmart & go to (i) NoFrills, (ii) Prince Edward Park Arena, (iii) Sobey's, (iv) Brighton Health Services Centre, (v) Brighton-by-the-Bay Clubhouse, (vi) Presqu'ile Bay Outfitters, (vii) Brighton VON office & return to Trenton Walmart.
(c) Cost: $5.00 - each way - between Brighton & Trenton, including a transfer for the Trenton Public Transit System.
$2.00 - each way - for pick-up & drop-off @ one of the seven Brighton transit stops.
5. Once again, the preceding information is subject to change. In the near future, there will be further announcements & details - provided through local press, social media & the Municipality of Brighton website - about the Brighton Transit Trail-Run.
6. I believe this is one very positive step towards making Brighton a better place for all people to live.
John Martinello 613 475 5120