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Bracebridge council discusses final points of in town transit service

The Town of Bracebridge will be purchasing its own bus for the new in town transit service.

On Tuesday morning, council reviewed the option of purchasing the bus or having the contractor, Hammond Transportation, provide the bus for them.

The Transit Working Group had found the town would end up saving just over $75,000 over six years if the town purchased its own vehicle.

This includes the cost of the vehicle at about $160,000.

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Hammond has been contracted to provide the transit service with the vehicle and provide maintenance to the bus when necessary.

The contractor will also provide a back-up vehicle if the town-owned bus is out of commission.

The bus the town is interested in purchasing will provide 20 seats and with the option of two areas for wheel chairs, and stand up room as well.

In terms of fares, the town is considering charging seniors and students $2 per trip and adults $2.50.

Monthly passes will be available for purchase as well at $40 for seniors and students and $50 for adults.

The bus service will be available six days a week, running 7:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 6:30pm on Saturdays.

A route is being discussed, but has not been finalized at this point.

Council is expected to make the final decisions on the Bracebridge transit service during the next meeting on May 25th.

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