Connecting Northumberland with GO Shuttle Service
Northumberland County is working together with Metrolinx, Hop In Technologies and the Government of Ontario to launch Commuter Connect – a pilot shuttle bus service connecting the communities of Northumberland with each other and with GO Transit service in Oshawa. To help guide decisions about proposed transportation routes, the County is asking residents to participate in a short survey.
“We are launching Commuter Connect to increase flexibility and choice for Northumberland residents in their local commute,” states County Warden Bob Crate. “We are asking residents to share where and when they need this service so we can build the most effective network.”This pilot shuttle service, announced earlier this year, will launch in September 2022. It will operate across Northumberland, from Trent Hills to Brighton to Port Hope and stops in between, with transportation to the GO network. Over a 12-month period, partners will collect and analyze data on ridership. This data will help to further define the extent of local need, interest and opportunity for increased transit options for local commutes – and between Northumberland County and the Oshawa GO.
Residents will have until August 17, 2022 to complete the survey. The survey can be completed online at CommuterConnect.ca or paper copies are available at locations including:
• Port Hope and District Chamber of Commerce, 58 Queen Street, Port Hope – (905) 885-5519
• Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce, 278 George Street, Cobourg – (905) 372-5831
• Brighton-Cramahe Chamber of Commerce, 78 Main Street, Brighton – (613) 475-2775
• Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce, 51 Grand Road, Campbellford – (705) 653-1551
Residents are also encouraged to stay connected by subscribing to the project newsletter via CommuterConnect.ca to follow announcements and progress.