Survey says! is the familiar line from the TV game show Family Feud, and a survey on public transit recently conducted by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) says residents are interested in seeing an expanded inter-municipal transit service in the region.
Public consultations and an online survey were recently conducted by the counties to gather input from residents about how they would like to see PR Transpo develop in the future.
Data was collected from 1,315 respondents and 82 per cent of them agreed that PR Transpo is a good initiative and 40 per cent of them said they would regularly use the inter-municipal service.
When it came to fares, 83 per cent of the respondents said they would pay up to $6 for a one-way trip.
Entertainment, shopping, groceries, and medical appointments were given as the four main reasons residents would use the service.
“The people of Prescott and Russell have repeatedly mentioned the mobility challenges that exist within our region. This project addresses these needs and will benefit the economic and community development of the region,” said UCPR Warden Robert Kirby.
UCPR Director of Economic Development and Tourism Carole Lavigne said the feedback from residents was essential in order for the counties to implement a service that will best benefit the population.
The UCPR Intermunicipal Public Transport Service is targeted to be launched in the fall of 2019.