September 7, 2022 – CBC PEI: The PEI government is poised to boost funding for public transit across the Island, according to the province\’s transportation minister. Cory Deagle says demand has been increasing, and the province wants to ensure the service is available for people when they need it.
On Wednesday, it wasn’t. Some passengers travelling to Charlottetown from Georgetown and Montague were turned away because the bus was full.
“Perhaps … we could have done a better job anticipating it. We didn’t,” Deagle said.
“I don’t think we expected this much demand. It’s a good thing, but … we want people to know that it’s a reliable service, and if they’ve booked a seat or if they want on the bus, that when they get there, they’ll have a seat.”
T3 Transit’s Mike Cassidy said about 4,800 people used the service in Charlottetown on Wednesday. The average daily count before the COVID-19 pandemic was about 3,000 to 3,300.
Cassidy said sales of monthly bus passes, which provide unlimited rides, have never been higher.
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