Niagara Region Transit Ridership Increasing

A recent article in the St. Catharines Standard highlighted the increasing number of riders on Niagara Region Transit buses in March.  Contributing to the increase were Brock and Niagara College students who were able to use their U-Passes to ride the buses thanks to a pilot program implemented between February and April.

VPFA Luke Speers is quoted in the article.

The article states:

“Buoyed by a surge in student passengers swiping their U-passes, the inter-city transit system added thousands of new passengers to carry 10,504 people in March…

Brock University Student Union vice-president of finance Luke Speers welcomed the changes and said talks are ongoing with the Region about the U-passes.

‘We fill buses,’ he said. ‘We fill buses all day.'”

Read the whole piece at: http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/05/11/region-buses-more-crowded-than-ever