June 24, 2015
For immediate release
Codiac Transpo test-driving smaller bus
MONCTON – Until July 4, Codiac Transpo will be test-driving a 24-seat (30 foot) accessible low floor bus on various routes within the tri-community. In exchange for filling out a comment card (available on board), customers will travel for free on this vehicle.
"In addition to collecting and reviewing passenger feedback, staff will be analyzing other performance data, such as fuel efficiency, service issues, and overall operation," said Angela Allain, Codiac Transpo's General Manager. "This particular bus is a relatively new product on the market, manufactured by Canadian company Grande West Transportation. The dealer has provided an opportunity to test drive it with no obligation to buy. The information gathered will assist our research into the use and costs of smaller buses."
This exercise is not linked to the $2.7 million in funding, announced on May 21 by MP Robert Goguen, along with MLA Monique LeBlanc and Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. That fleet replacement project, under the New Building Canada Plan, will serve to purchase eleven 40-foot buses between 2015-2019.
For more information on the funding announcement:
MAGNETIC HILL TAXI SHUTTLE (Effective June 21 to August 29, 2015)
Travelling to Magnetic Hill:
- Take 62 Hildegard from Plaza Blvd. to the Casino and ask the bus driver for a transfer slip or show your monthly pass or High School ID to the taxi driver.*
- When boarding the taxi, give the bus transfer slip or show your monthly pass or High School ID (July 2-August 31) to the taxi driver.*
Travelling from Magnetic Hill:
- Take taxi shuttle to the bus stop at the Casino.
- When boarding bus 62 Hildegard, pay $2.25 cash fare, hand bus driver your punch pass, or show bus driver your monthly pass, or High School students show ID.*
- There are only two stops (bus stop at Casino and Magnetic Hill).
- Groups are required to call 24 hours in advance at 506-857-2008.
- Taxi shuttle will have a Codiac Transpo sign on it.
* High school students in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, with a student ID, ride for free from July 2 to August 31.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RIDE FREE-------JULY 2 TO AUGUST 31
High School Students from Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, with a student ID, can ride our buses for free from July 2 to August 31, 2015. It's a great opportunity to try our service!
#52 BLUE LINE-------ATLANTICADE AND ROTARY RIBFEST-------THURSDAY, JULY 2ND
Please be advised that due to the Atlanticade and Rotary Ribfest events taking place on Thursday, July 2nd, a section of Main St. will be closed from 6PM to 11PM and the #52 Blue Line will be using the following detour:
To Champlain Place: Main St., Alma St., Queen St., Lewis St., Main St., back on its regular route
To 1111 Main: Main St., Steadman St., Queen St., Church St., Main St., back on its regular route.
NOTE: Heavy traffic on Main St.. may require the bus to go up Church St. on its way to Champlain Mall.
#63 LEWISVILLE----CONSTRUCTION DETOUR-----THURSDAY, JULY 2ND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please be advised that due to construction, bus #63 Lewisville bus will be taking the following route from Thursday, July 2nd until further notice: Mill Rd., Drummond St., Winchester Ave, Richmond Ave., Scott St., back on its regular route.
#93 CHAMPLAIN------POSSIBLE DELAYS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION-----MONDAY, JUNE 1ST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please be advised that Pascal Ave will be reduced to one lane from Monday, June 1st until further notice and as a result, the #93 Champlain bus may experience delays.
#95 AMIRAULT------CONSTRUCTION DETOUR----THURSDAY, JULY 2ND UNTIL MONDAY, JULY 6TH AT 6AM
Please be advised that due to construction on Fox Creek Rd., bus #95 Amirault will be using the following detour from Thursday, July 2nd until Monday, July 6th at 6AM: Amirault St., Marguerite St., Anik St., Nicholas St., Leblanc Rd., Fox Creek Rd., back on its regular route.
#95 AMIRAULT--------POSSIBLE DELAYS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION------WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Please be advised that due to construction on Amirault St, near Melanson rd., one lane may be closed intermittently and as a result, bus #95 Amirault may experience delays.
Accessible Service Advisory:
This is to advise accessible service may experience delays. Passengers who use wheelchairs will be accommodated but travel delays are expected to occur with no prior notice due to ongoing operational issues.
Our drivers do their best to be on time, however road, traffic and weather conditions may make buses a bit early or late. We suggest that customers arrive at their stop a few minutes early, just as a precaution.
The Bus is Better
We don’t have to tell you what you already know… the bus IS better! There’s nothing like taking your own stretch limo to your destination throughout Greater Moncton. And for only $2.25 per ride, it’s perfect for your budget and so convenient!
And what makes the bus better? How about free WiFi for starters! Not to mention that taking the bus means taking away the worry of parking. It means you’ve got a reliable ride taking you where you need to be. It means you can relax and enjoy the ride while our friendly drivers take you from point A to point B in a safe and warm environment. Who knows, maybe you’ll make a new friend or two!
So start planning your next trip! The bus will be even better with you on board!