Petition circulating in support of Lambton Shores transit system

Voyago ParaTransit bus. (Photo from the Voyago Transit Facebook page)

A petition has been launched in support of a regional public transit service proposed by Lambton Shores.

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) is helping Lambton Shores in its push for Voyago to connect Grand Bend with Sarnia, Forest, London, Bayfield, Parkhill, Ailsa Craig and other stops in between.

SLEP CEO Stephen Thompson is hoping for a good response.

“It’s our understanding that showing the community support is a necessary step and almost the final step, before the licencing from the ministry of transportation,” said Thompson. “It is a very standard process that all transit operators go through, whether it’s municipal transit, or school buses or other activities. So, it’s a next step, it’s a positive step and we’re almost there.”

He said connecting people and connecting communities is increasingly important.

“Within Grand Bend, they’re definitely looking to bring people in to work and also connecting existing residents with other shopping districts, students will be able to travel from Grand Bend to Lambton College, residents will be able to travel from Grand Bend to Forest.”

Last month, Voyago started offering inter-community busing between Sarnia and London with stops in Strathroy, Mt. Brydges and Komoka, and also offers service to the Woodstock area, east of London.

“That’s one of the beauties of this relationship. This company does have other service offerings, so if someone makes it to London, they can potentially travel to other destinations.”

A link to view the schedule, which has pick-ups and drop-offs in Sarnia at the Bayside Terminal and Lambton Mall Terminal, can be viewed here.

Reservations are made by phone.