Transit service on New Year’s Eve

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Transit employees holding a sign saying 3000

Peterborough Transit drivers kept over 3,000 customers safe on the road this New Year’s Eve, as free transit was provided for a fifth consecutive year thanks to the sponsorship of Wolfe Lawyers.

"Peterborough Transit is a safe, reliable way to get to where you’re going and then back home, which is why it’s such a great service on New Year’s Eve,” remarked Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Co-chair of Transportation. “I would like to thank the transit drivers, staff and transit riders for helping to make the transit service so successful.”

“It’s exciting to see people out enjoying the city on New Year’s Eve, knowing that they don’t have to worry about arranging for a ride thanks to the free transit service,” said Councillor Kemi Akapo, Co-chair of Transportation.  “We appreciate the ongoing sponsorship from Wolfe Lawyers to make it possible.”

“This was the fifth year that Wolfe Lawyers has sponsored the extended New Year's transit service. We are pleased to hear the numbers are strong and the service is delivering the safe arrival and return home from New Year’s celebrations. This remains a solid investment in our community for our citizens to take advantage of,” stated Bill Wolfe of Wolfe Lawyers.

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area and its member businesses partnered with the City this year to help promote the service, increasing awareness of the transit option for residents on New Year’s Eve.

Details on Peterborough Transit services are online at www.peterborough.ca/transit. The web page offers an “Outstanding Bus Operator” feedback form for customers to recognize drivers who provide exceptional service.

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 For further information members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Laurie Stratton, Transit Operations Manager

City of Peterborough

500 George Street North

Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9

705-742-7777 ext. 2895

or 

John Salfi, Sponsorship and Marketing Coordinator

City of Peterborough

500 George Street North

Peterborough, ON  K9H 3R9

705-742-7777 ext. 1825