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New Year's Eve Free Transit Service


The City of Peterborough is pleased to partner with Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers for the second consecutive year to offer late night transit service on New Year’s Eve.  

Service will be provided on all 12 regular routes and buses will run free of charge between 7:20 p.m. on December 31st and 3:20 a.m. on January 1st.  The last bus will leave Peterborough’s downtown Simcoe Street terminal at 2:40 am.  Route maps are available at www.peterborough.ca/transit.  Handi-Van service will also run during the same hours, with 2 vans in service.  Handi-Van customer service staff will accept trip request bookings from eligible clients until 12:20 a.m. and service will continue until 3:20 a.m.  Handi-van bookings are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Handi-van riders wishing to travel during peak times are encouraged to reserve their trips in advance.    
 
The City of Peterborough and Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers encourage residents to drink responsibly and to make their New Year’s Eve transportation plans ahead of time.  The continuation of the free New Year’s Eve Transit Service provides an additional transportation option, encouraging everyone to enjoy a safe and prosperous transition into 2017.  Approximately 3,000 riders used the service in 2015/2016 and the City anticipates usage will be even higher this year. 
 
After a breakthrough year in 2015, Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Chair of Transportation for the City of Peterborough, is thrilled to welcome the return of free city bus service on New Years Eve for 2016. “Last year was a great success with thousands of people riding the bus on New Years Eve. This year we again want to thank our hard working transit drivers and our corporate partner Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers for making this service happen in 2016,” states Councillor Vassiliadis.
 
Having ridden the buses into the early morning last year, Councillor Vassiliadis remarks “everyone who rode the bus on New Years Eve was thankful for the free transit service. For many citizens of Peterborough it was a chance to use a service they hadn’t used in many years or hadn’t used ever before.” He reminds the citizens and visitors to Peterborough on New Years Eve to “have a good time in this great city and get home safe and for free on Peterborough Transit.”
  
Bill Wolfe of Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyer states, “Based on the success from 2015 we are proud to return as the official sponsor for the City’s New Year’s Eve Transit Service and to support the community we are doing business in. This partnership illustrates an initiative that every citizen can directly benefit from; providing a safe ride home. We wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2017.  We encourage everyone to enjoy responsibly and take advantage of this free service as part of your plans, compliments of Bill Wolfe and Wolfe Lawyers."‎ 

Details regarding the hours of operation will be posted on the What’s New at Transit page and at the downtown Transit Terminal.