Affordable public transit in and around Bridgewater has been a front-burner issue for many in our community over the past decade.
After a series of community consultations and extensive research by the consulting team of CBCL and Dalhousie University, Bridgewater Town Council received a final report exploring if Bridgewater is ready for a transit system and what type of service would meet the needs of our community.
The report recommends a single 20-passenger bus, travelling a 45 minute loop around Town, connecting where people live with the various employers, services, and destinations. Other matters considered in the report include costs to ride the bus and to operate the system, locations for bus stops, types of ticket systems, and what hours the service would run.
Now it’s up to Town Council, residents, and businesses to work together to determine what comes next and how your tax dollars may be invested! Budget planning for 2017-18 is in full swing and our members of Town Council want to hear from you on whether you think investing in a bus for Bridgewater is the right move to drive our community forward!
VIEW THE TRANSIT STUDY AND MORE!
Click here to download a copy of the transit study, and see what may be in store for public transit in our community. Copies of the report are also available through the Town’s Planning Department.