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County Transit launches Sandbanks Provincial Park bus service pilot

July 15, 2021

County Transit will launch the Sandbanks Provincial Park bus service pilot project this weekend, offering a convenient and affordable way for the public to access the popular Park.

A County Transit bus will transport pre-booked passengers from locations in Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Belleville, and Trenton to and from the Dunes Beach on Saturdays starting July 17, 2021 until August 28, 2021.

Pick-up times and locations:

  • 9:00 am Trenton Town Centre (Giant Tiger)
  • 9:30 am Belleville Bus Terminal
  • 10 am Wellington Town Hall, Foodland or Tim Hortons
  • 10:10 am Bloomfield Post Office
  • 10:25 am Picton Metro
  • 10:45 am approximate arrival at Dunes Beach

The bus will return to Dunes Beach at 3 pm to load passengers, then depart at 3:30 pm to return riders to their pick-up locations.

Riders must book their seat on the bus in advance by contacting the County Transit provider – Quinte Access – at 1.855.283.9640. A maximum of 18 passengers can be accommodated per day during this pilot project.

Passengers will not be required to pay an entrance fee to Sandbanks Provincial Park, but must pay the bus fare of $5 for pick-ups within The County, and $11 for pick-ups in Belleville or Trenton.

This pilot project is funded in part by the Community Transportation Grant from the Government of Ontario.

In response to COVID-19, County Transit has implemented an enhanced cleaning schedule. All high touch points are cleaned regularly during shifts and between passenger trips, where possible, and all buses are sanitized every 24 hours. Masks are required while on board County Transit vehicles, and at bus stops where it is not possible to stay 6 feet apart.

For more information, contact Quinte Access at 613.392.9640 (toll free: 1.855.283.9640) or info@quinteaccess.org.

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