Amherstburg To Review Costs To Offer Transit

Could the town of Amherstburg be next to jump on board a regional transit service?

Monday night, Amherstburg Council asked administration to prepare a report on the feasibility of offering transit in town.

"Now that LaSalle is on board, our residents really want us to look at it again and that is why we directed administration to enter discussions to see whether or not it is feasible," says Councillor Diane Pouget.

Pouget believes it would especially benefit students who are trying to get to the university or college as well as seniors who have doctor's appointments and specialist appointments in the city.

"It appears it would be more feasible with LaSalle working with the city of Windsor and I think it would be a good fit for us to join."

Pouget says years ago, Amherstburg Council tried to work with other municipalities to offer regional transit but the will wasn't there because it was too expensive.  But she says now that LaSalle has hopped on board, it makes sense to study the idea.

Pouget says a lot depends on the financial implications of offering the service.

With files from AM800's Zander Broeckel