CONTEXT Phase 1 of the implementation of public transit service in the Acadian Peninsula will begin in November 2022. This phase, lasting approximately 34 weeks, is important for the validation and feasibility of the schedule at collection points, the deployment of the online reservation system and geolocation, as well as to maximize success during the deployment of the full service.
PRICING During phase 1 of the project only, the service is offered free of charge to users. Therefore, when implementing the full service, users will have the option of purchasing a regular ticket, a booklet of 10 tickets or a monthly pass.
SCHEDULE AND ROUTE This first trip will be made using a 24-passenger bus on a fixed schedule from Monday to Friday, between 6:42 a.m. and 6:33 p.m. This schedule offers users the opportunity to join 5 round trips, including several pick-up points between Caraquet, Village Blanchard, Pokemouche, Inkerman, Inkerman Ferry, up to Shippagan. The first morning departure takes place at the Salon de Quille au 300 in Caraquet at 6:42 a.m. to arrive at 7:43 a.m. at Roadside (Parc Duguay-Mallet,16th street) in Shippagan, via the points listed above.
RESERVATION Users must reserve a guaranteed place up to 1 hour before departure. We now accept boarding without reservation (those with reservations still have priority). Users can reserve their place either online at ride.blaisetransit.com or by telephone by dialing (506) 616-1616, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. It is important to note that users must reserve their place at least 2 hours in advance.
USERS This phase of the project is open to the general public, to students from the Université de Moncton campus in Shippagan as well as those from the Collège Communautaire du N.-B., who volunteered for the project.