Im­proved ser­vices for Ma­gog pub­lic trans­port

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

There have been changes made to the Ma­gog city bus route and there will also be a new shut­tle ser­vice, be­gin­ning on Septem­ber 26th, be­tween the Ma­gog ter­mi­nus and Man­sonville on Fri­day nights and Sun­day nights. The Trans­port des Alen­tours has also up­dated its im­age: all of its buses of­fer­ing pub­lic trans­port will be the same colour. Bus stops will be in­stalled this fall. Joan West­land-Eby, the mayor of Bolton

East and pres­i­dent of Trans­port des Alen­tours, said: “I’m en­chanted with the new logo. The mem­bers of our Board wish to of­fer al­ter­na­tives to driv­ing solo and the slo­gan we have cho­sen is very ap­pro­pri­ate: Trans­port des Alen­tours, TA fa­con de te de­placer.”

The city shut­tle goes all around the City of Ma­gog and has been in ser­vice for a year. Most who use it are stu­dents go­ing to the Ma­gog ter­mi­nus to catch a trans­fer to col­lege or univer­sity. The monthly pass for stu­dents for the com­bi­na­tion of ur­ban and in­terur­ban trans­port is $100. How­ever, this ser­vice is for ev­ery­one, not just stu­dents!

The city cir­cuits have been im­proved. Stu­dents can still get to Sher­brooke for early classes and the mid­day cir­cuits have been ad­justed to be able to of­fer to Ma­gog cit­i­zens a way to get back and forth to the com­mer­cial dis­tricts on Prin­ci­pale and Sher­brooke Streets. The cost is $3 a trip, payable in change di­rectly to the bus driver.

The new route that has been added be­tween the Ma­gog ter­mi­nus and Man­sonville on Fri­day and Sun­day nights will take the chemin des Peres, Ni­co­las-Austin and routes 243 and 245, and end in the Man­sonville town cen­tre. The cost is $3.50 a trip and is payable in ex­act change di­rectly to the driver.

On Septem­ber 22nd, on World Car-Free Day, peo­ple are in­vited to try out the ur­ban pub­lic trans­port sys­tem of

Trans­port des Alen­tours for free! The sched­ules and routes can be found at­cmem­phrem­a­ or by call­ing 819 843-3350.

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Joan West­land-Eby (left), the pres­i­dent of Trans­port des Alen­tours, and Ma­gog mayor Vicky May Hamm, seen here in front of a bus with the new look, re­cently an­nounced im­prove­ments to the pub­lic trans­port sys­tem.

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