2024 Grade 8 Transit Quest

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Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Transit has partnered with Active School Travel Peterborough to provide the Grade 8 Transit Quest program, encouraging students to use Peterborough Transit by providing them with a free transit pass for March Break from March 8 to March 17, 2024.

Grade 8 Transit Quest aims to increase students’ familiarity of the Peterborough Transit system as they begin to travel independently, with the goal of making transit a mode of transportation that is both normal and accessible for local youth. Children aged 12 and under ride transit free year-round.

To incentivise travel and exploration, students will receive a destination passport along with their transit passes, which features free or discounted travel destinations.

“This is a great program to encourage kids to get familiar with Peterborough Transit routes,” said Ashley Burnie, GreenUp Program Coordinator. “Transit is an ideal transportation option for students to get to part-time jobs, shopping or seeing friends across town.”

Active School Travel Peterborough will be distributing the Grade 8 Transit Quest destination passports and free transit passes to Grade 8 classes in the City of Peterborough next week.

Ten destinations are featured in the Transit Quest destination passport including the Sport and Wellness Centre, the Public Library, the Museum and Archives and the Art Gallery of Peterborough, among other local businesses. Participants are encouraged to post to social with #PTBOTransitQuest to share their journey and return their passports to their teacher to be entered into a class raffle.

New in 2024: Transit Bus Orientation Workshops

As an enhancement to Grade 8 Transit Quest, Peterborough Transit and Active School Travel Peterborough will be providing on-bus orientations for classes upon request.

Online Trip Planning Resources

Peterborough Transit routes and schedules are integrated with Google Maps. Visit google.ca/maps, enter your starting point and your destination, select the transit icon, and hit enter. You will get a list of upcoming departures and suggested routes. You can also enter a future date and time.

Peterborough Transit also has a real-time Transit GPS Tracker that enables riders to see where their bus is to better plan their travel.

Peterborough Transit routes are online at peterborough.ca/transit and customer service is available by phone at 705-745-0525.