The PR Transpo intermunicipal transit service is back on the road. Courtesy photo
L’ORIGNAL – Following several months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) is proud to officially restart, as of Monday, September 14, the PR Transpo intermunicipal transit service, serving all of the municipalities within Prescott and Russell.
PR Transpo will resume its regular service using the same routes and stops as prior to the pandemic. Two accessible buses, each with a maximum capacity of 19 passengers, will travel the 12 routes covering the entire region according to their regular schedules. Each of the 12 routes will have a morning and afternoon round-trip route, with some exceptions.
“Our priority is to restart the PR Transpo service in a way that ensures the safety of our riders, while maintaining the highest health standards,” explained Pierre Leroux, Warden of the UCPR Council. “This restart is a new beginning and we are counting on the public’s participation to make this project a success.”
In this regard, the wearing of masks is mandatory at all times on PR Transpo buses. In addition, the bus cabins will be disinfected periodically and there will be a break to allow for the cleaning of common areas when passing through certain critical stops.
“We encourage all of our residents to try this unique, rural transportation service,” added Carole Lavigne, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the UCPR. “As our local economy continues to reopen, the service can be used to go shopping, get to an appointment, or simply to enjoy the region’s many attractions.”
Users will be able to track the location of buses in real time, using the MYGeoTab application, available on both Android and Apple.
They can also contact customer service by phone or text message at 613-307-7813, toll-free at 1-844-957-0533, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedules and stops are available at www.PRTranspo.ca. Tickets are $5 for an adult (18 to 64 years old), and $4 for a student (5 to 17 years old) or senior (65 and over).