A New Year, a New Transportation Service For Muskoka!

The District is excited to announce a new transportation service for Muskoka funded by the Government of Ontario. The new service, called Rural and Community Connection, connects Muskoka communities east and west while providing timed connections to other transportation networks within and beyond Muskoka. The new service launches on Tuesday January 19th, and will operate on two different routes running east and west. Each route is operated one day per week - Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday’s Route runs return trips from MacTier to Port Carling, Milford Bay, Bracebridge, Baysville, and Huntsville. The Thursday Route runs return trips from Midland to Port Severn, Honey Harbour, Bala, Gravenhurst, and Bracebridge.

In addition to providing designated stops along the routes, the new Rural and Community Connection service schedule has also been designed to accommodate what is known as a “flex stop.” A flex stop allows riders to request a pick-up and/or drop off spot that is located within a 5-minute return trip from the existing route.

More information about the new Rural and Community Service, including schedules, flex stops, and accessible vehicle requests can found on the District’s website at www.muskoka.on.ca/ruralandcommunityconnection.

Feedback

We want to hear from you! The new Rural and Community Service is a pilot project to be delivered until 2023. We want to ensure that it is meeting the needs of residents and to do that, feedback is important. Let us know about your experiences with the new service and share any thoughts you have for improvement. Please contact Jacquie Evans, Muskoka Transportation Network Coordinator at Jacquie.evans@muskoka.on.ca or (705) 645-2100 ext. 4419 with your input.

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