Despite Brandon’s modest geographical size and population, public transportation has not always been the most convenient solution for navigating the city…until now! One of the most irritating restrictions of Brandon Public Transit was their Monday to Saturday schedule, to which any frequent patron could attest, but that’s about to change.
As announced at the beginning of August, Brandon Public Transit will be test driving a Sunday bus service pilot project. Beginning on September 8th, buses will be picking up citizens on Sundays for the first time in the city’s history. While the new service may not seem like much to some, Sunday availability is expected to greatly impact many students and may even persuade others to utilize public transit more often.
The pilot project has potential in two main fields: students who must travel to the university to study or utilize any of the other school functions offered during the weekend can now use public transit, and other Brandonites who work weekends will now have the option as well.
Like what you’re hearing? Then ride the bus on Sundays during the pilot project period, and we can have a huge impact on whether the service will remain permanently. Among your mandatory student fees is a fifteen-dollar, year-long, student-rate bus pass. Riding the bus is therefore dirt-cheap, and a far more environmentally-conscious alternative to driving one’s own vehicle. In light of outrageous cab fees and less than favorable impending winter weather conditions, having bus service on Sunday offers the least expensive and most effective means of transportation for most students commuting across the city.
Help us get Sunday bus service permanently and take the bus on Sundays! Even if you aren’t a frequent rider, take an hour or two to explore the city via public transit – and pack those buses full!