You can party safely on New Year’s Eve in Peterborough again this year by taking free rides on the bus, courtesy of the City of Peterborough and Wolfe Lawyers.
For the second year in a row, Wolfe Lawyers — a personal injury law firm with offices in Peterborough and Toronto — is generously subsidizing the free transit service for the evening, which costs the firm between $15,000 to $18,000.
“We are proud to return as the official sponsor for the City’s New Year’s Eve Transit Service and to support the community we are doing business in,” says Bill Wolfe. “We encourage everyone to enjoy responsibly and take advantage of this free service as part of your plans.”
Peterborough Transit will offer late-night transit service on New Year’s Eve on all 12 regular routes and rides will be free of charge between 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st and 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, January 1st. The last bus run will leave Peterborough’s downtown Simcoe Street terminal at 2:40 a.m. Route maps are available at www.peterborough.ca/transit. Information about the free service will also be posted at the downtown Peterborough Transit Terminal.
Handi-Van service will also run during the same hours, with two vans in service until 3:20 a.m. If you’re an eligible client, you can book your trip request until 12:20 a.m.. However, if you want to travel during peak times you should reserve your trip in advance, as bookings are made on a first-come first-served basis.
Around 3,000 people used the free service last year and even higher ridership is expected this year. For many years, Peterborough Transit didn’t offer late-night service on New Year’s Eve.
Councillor Don Vassiliadis, Chair of Transportation for the City of Peterborough, rode the bus on New Year’s Eve last year and observed its value first hand.
“Everyone who rode the bus on New Years Eve’s was thankful for the free transit service,” he says. “For many citizens of Peterborough it was a chance to use a service they hadn’t used in many years or hadn’t used ever before. This year we again want to thank our hard-working transit drivers and our corporate partner Wolfe Personal Injury Lawyers for making this service happen in 2016.”
For more information about Wolfe Lawyers, visit www.wolfelawyers.com.