Free Weekly Shopping Bus

More than 130 riders took advantage of the second test run of a weekly shopping bus currently being tested for Kawartha Lakes.

The free shopping bus is part of a resident-drafted, three-point plan to expand rural transportation for communities across Kawartha Lakes.

First tested for a day in July, last week's second trial run had a different route and nearly doubled in ridership.

Co-Chair of the Kawatha Lakes Rural Transportation Working Group, Mike Perry said he is very pleased with the results and that people are proving that we really need - and use - transit here across our communities.

Additional tests will continue into September.

The tests of the shopping bus are supported by the Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce.

If sustainable, the bus will run weekly on a permanent basis, growing as needed to meet demand.