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New Era in Port Hope Transit Service Launches

 From left to right: drivers Julia Zubkova, Cindy Hutton and Transit Coordinator Jerry Siebarth.

From left to right: drivers Julia Zubkova, Cindy Hutton and Transit Coordinator Jerry Siebarth.

The Municipality of Port Hope begins their roll-out of their new municipally operated transit service this Tuesday (November 13 th ) when the Municipality assumes the operation of the ROLLS Specialized Transit service.

The new service uses a specialized transit van that can carry 2 passengers and 2 wheelchairs. Eligible residents can book the service by giving at least a 24 hour notice and costs $2.50 per one-way trip ($1.50 for seniors and students per one-way trip).

Reservations need your name, date and time of trip, pick-up address, destination and arrival time, purpose of the trip, return pick-up time, whether there will be someone accompanying you, and whether you are confined to a wheel chair.

To register for this service, you must complete the ROLLS application form which can be obtained from the Municipality by calling the new ROLLS telephone number 905-885-9891.

When approved, you will receive a Membership Card which must be shown to the transit driver at pick-up.

Any resident of the Municipality of Port Hope who is unable to board regular public transit due to a physical disability is eligible to use this service, but is currently only available within the urban area. Driver assistance is available to board and de-board with the service being available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 8 pm and on Saturday between 9 am and 4 pm excluding statutory holidays. The service is available for travel to and from work, school, appointments, shopping, visiting, entertainment, recreation, and other purposes within the urban area.