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North Grenville to Re-launch its Accessible Transit Service in 2022

December 16, 2021

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville is set to re-launch its accessible transit service for 2022.

“North Grenville is mandated to provide accessible transportation options for mobility impaired residents so that they can access businesses and services like most other residents in our community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.

“In order to grow the ridership for this specific service, Council has opted to reduce the fare from $11 to $5 each way – and offer a monthly pass of $70. Because the Municipality has been able to secure some provincial financial support to operate the service, we are able to lower the fee in order to reduce barriers to use. We will evaluate the program at the end of the year to see if the service is meeting the needs of those individuals requiring accessible transportation assistance, and to potentially serve other groups, like youth and other vulnerable residents,” added Mayor Peckford.

Beginning January 2, 2022, accessible, on-demand service will be available seven days a week (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To book a ride (up to 24 hours in advance) call 613-761-2875 (ATSK) or email .

Anyone who meets the definition of having a disability per the Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act (AODA) and/or is 65 years of age or older may use the service. Residents must register to use the service.

“We know that the residents of North Grenville have very limited options for public and private transit.  We encourage anyone with mobility impairments, and those over the age of 65 whether you require accessible transportation or not, to consider using the service. Staying connected to services, businesses and community events is key to the quality of life of all residents”, highlighted Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan.

In 2019, North Grenville Accessible Transportation (NGAT) requested the Municipality of North Grenville assume responsibility for their accessible transportation service. NGAT was a volunteer organization that ran a successful transportation service for over 20 years in North Grenville.

Since January 2020, the Municipality has contracted Allegiance Transportation Services (ATS) to offer accessible transportation services in North Grenville.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all non-critical transports were suspended, and only essential transports were offered for a number of months in 2020 and 2021.

To register to use the accessible transit service and for details visit www.northgrenville.ca/transit.