Media Release - uLinc hits the road November 13

For Immediate Release

uLinc hits the road November 13
Lincoln’s public transit pilot

Lincoln, ON – (Nov. 6, 2017) – uLinc, Lincoln’s new public transit pilot hits town roads on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The new, free, transit system aims to move residents and visitors across Lincoln.

The pilot is a year-long program that will see an accessible bus for 16 service the Town of Lincoln. Additional features of the bus include space for two wheelchairs, a bike rack on the front (for two bicycles), and storage space for portable grocery carts and walkers.

The pilot includes three routes that run from Monday to Friday during the winter months, starting early in the morning and finishing early in the evening. A spring/summer schedule will be in place from May-October of 2018. The transit hub is at the Fleming Centre. While the routes are within Lincoln, a key connection is a stop at the GO bus stop in Beamsville enabling residents to travel outside of Lincoln. As part of the pilot, the routes and schedule will be reviewed to ensure the system in best meeting the needs of the riders.

Bus stops are located throughout town with a sign, bench and garbage can. As a pilot, there are no shelters or permanent infrastructure. The Town reminds residents that the bus will be stopping on the road in some locations and request that drivers use caution while riders are getting on and off the bus.

The Town invites the community to our promotional launch on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Fleming Centre. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, refreshments and snacks, and an opportunity for members of the community to tour the bus and ask questions.

For more information on the routes and schedules, visit Lincoln.ca.

Quotes:

“Council heard the need from the community to develop a transit system to move people for work, to gain access to services and retail, and to improve quality of life for those without reliable transportation,” stated Mayor Sandra Easton. “This new service aims to connect and move our seniors, youth, and others, and to serve as a driver for economic development in our community.”

“As Lincoln continues to progress and change it’s essential that we evolve to meet the needs of our community,” stated Michael Kirkopoulos, CAO. “The Town is excited to be launching this new program, offering another key aspect to creating a complete community”.

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Contact:

Carrie Beatty
Senior Communications Advisor
cbeatty@lincoln.ca
Cell: 905-401-5707

4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
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TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971
info@lincoln.ca

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