Cornwall Transit offering free rides for seniors on June 17

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Cornwall Transit operator Paul-Emile Lacroix (left) and Second World War veteran Ernie Pain.

CORNWALL, Ontario - Cornwall Transit will be offering free rides to seniors on Tuesday, June 17th as part of the service’s first ever Senior Day promotion.

On that day, residents over the age of 65 will be able to use any of Cornwall Transit’s services free of charge. Seniors who already have a monthly pass will be able to bring a friend or family member on board for free.

The new promotion is being held in June to coincide with Senior Citizens' Month.

“This initiative will allow us to showcase our service to potential new riders,” said Transit Division Manager Len Tapp. “It also gives us an opportunity to thank the seniors who use our service on a regular basis.”

As part of the Senior Day promotion, a series of ‘secret riders’ will be handing out prizes to senior riders on the buses throughout the day. A number of businesses are also jumping on board to offer special promotions for seniors on June 17th. A full list of participating businesses can be found on the Cornwall Transit section of the City website (www.CornwallTransit.ca).

“Based on the response we receive, we’re hoping to make this an annual promotion for Cornwall Transit,” said Mr. Tapp.

For additional information on Cornwall Transit services, schedules and routes, residents are encouraged to visit www.CornwallTransit.ca or call (613) 930-2636.

Organizations: Senior Citizens

Geographic location: Ontario

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