Ride Norfolk connects with Brantford

The Ride Norfolk transit service reached a milestone Monday.After fielding dozens of requests from Norfolk residents in recent months, the first Ride Norfolk shuttle left Simcoe at 9:15 a.m. en route to Brantford.“I think it’s pretty huge for the community,” said Norfolk’s public transportation and business development co-ordinator Blaire Sylvester. “There’s currently no other affordable way to get out of Norfolk and into Brantford so we’re excited to be able to provide that service.”New schedules also include service to Tillsonburg — something that has also been routinely requested in recent months.“We conducted a survey last summer for riders and the No. 1 thing people wanted to see was transportation outside of Norfolk County – into Brantford and Tillsonburg,” Sylvester said.The Brantford bus will operate three times per day Monday to Friday. It will make stops in Waterford, Wilsonville, Oakland, and Mount Pleasant on its way to the Brantford bus terminal. The schedule allows for easy transfers with Brantford’s GO bus service.Increased local service and a handful of new stops have also been added to the Ride Norfolk slate.These include the Delhi Community Medical Centre, Delhi Friendship Centre, Waterford Medical Centre and Harbour Street in Port Dover. There is also service in Windham Centre.The changes will allow community members and visitors to better navigate the area.“It’s exciting to be in this position now that we can offer extended travel to residents,” said Sylvester.A full list of stops, printable schedules and links to purchase advanced tickets can be found at norfolkcounty.ca/transit/.

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