Delaney unveils new Choose Cornwall bus
Drivers in Ottawa and on Highways 417 and 138 will soon have a colourful addition on the road with the unveiling today of the new “ Choose Cornwall” commuter bus, operated by Delaney Bus Lines Ltd.
“ We think the new graphics will really grab people’s attention and raise the profile of not only our service, but of the city of Cornwall itself,” said Mike Delaney, owner of Delaney Bus Lines. The bus has been completely ‘ wrapped’ in full colour graphics that feature a large balloon featuring the City of Cornwall logo. The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa are also featured.
“ Our proximity to Ottawa is very impor- tant to the continued growth of Cornwall’s economy,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “ The new bus puts our brand in front of thousands of drivers every day, and I commend Mike Delaney and his team for partnering with us to promote Cornwall.”
“ The full-sized coach will offer a much more comfortable ride and will allow us to carry more passengers,” said Mike Delaney, owner of Delaney Bus Lines. “ The new lower fares will make this economical service even more affordable for people who live in Cornwall and work in Ottawa.”
In June, Delaney reduced the fares on their Cornwall-Ottawa commuter bus serv- ice. The price of a monthly pass dropped by 25 percent to $ 300. As noted above, the larger bus offers more comfort, with larger seats, and a better ride. As the price of parking in downtown Ottawa is around $ 200 per month, and with fuel prices hovering over 90 cents/ litre, the combination of price and features should make the Cornwall-Ottawa commuter bus service very attractive to commuters.
“ Our customers can relax during their commute, and bypass the hassle of rush hour traffic,” said Mike Delaney. “ If enough commuters can be attracted to abandon their cars for the bus, improvements to the environment and highway safety will also result.”
The Cornwall-Ottawa commuter bus service promotes www. ChooseCornwall. ca, a website developed by Cornwall Economic Development to help new residents and businesses invest in Cornwall. The website features information on housing prices, employment opportunities and includes testimonials from several local community leaders.
Details, such as the Cornwall-Ottawa commuter bus service timetable and route information, are available at www. delaney. ca.