Transit riders want to see Sunday service

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Cornwall Transit riders want Sunday service, according to results released by the city this week.

Transit began polling riders in October, looking for feedback on how the service is performing and just what could be done in the future to improve the experience.

While the friendly attitude of drivers and conveience of service ranked at the top of reasons why riders use the service, respondents also said a lack of Sunday service should be addressed.

“The results reaffirm that we are on the right track, but there is always room for improvement,” said Len Tapp, the city's transit manager.

More than 600 riders participated in the month-long survey in October.

While the Sunday service was tops among suggestions for the future, the other 800 comments in the survey include upgrades to bus shelters, the elimination of fees altogether, and new buses.

The creation of Sunday service in Cornwall won't be taken lightly by transit or city council, given the cost of implementing such an amenity. It could come up for discussion next year when city council sinks its teeth into the 2013 budget.

At least 85 per cent of those surveyed are regular riders of Cornwall Transit.

Cornwall Transit provided about 790,000 fares in 2011, as well as 41,600 trips for people with special needs.

Geographic location: Cornwall, Brookdale

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  • Julie Page
    December 03, 2012 - 00:15

    Sunday service would make a big difference - imagine being able to visit family or friends.