Dalhousie council floats idea of regional transit system

Dalhousie's deputy mayor says a regional transportation system would help people get to work, appointments, and find jobs.

The Tribune reports Gail Fearon as saying provincial money earmarked for public transit is mostly used in larger centres but adds citizens in rural areas like the Restigouche Region have  a greater need for transportation.

Mayor Normand Pelletier suggests minibuses in Dalhousie and Campbellton could help citizens get to and from work while councillor Jean Robert Hache feels the Restigouche Regional Service Commission could work with other entities to come up with a volunteer driver program.

Pelletier says he'll raise the issue at the commission's next meeting.

(with files from the Tribune)