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Crowdfunded transit could be coming to the Beaches

Folks in the Beaches are saying "anything Liberty Village can do, we can do better." And so crowdfunded transit might be coming to the east side neighbourhood as well. A trial shuttle service from Liberty Village to Union Station recently became a long term transit option for residents in an around King and Dufferin, which has other neighbourhoods following suit.

While Line 6 Transit, the team behind the Liberty Village service, has targeted the Beaches as a priority neighbourhood to bring crowdfunded transit to, they're not alone in trying to alleviate commuter headaches. Local resident Jon Chaisson has put together a plan for a commuter service from Queen East to downtown.

The specifics are still being debated, it would seem, but it looks like $260 a month will buy residents a spot on a shuttle that leaves the Beaches at 6:15am, 7:15am 8:15am, and 9:15am, and returns at 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, and 7:15pm. Routing could change on account of planned construction on Eastern Avenue, but this map gives a rough idea of what the service would be like. The pricing would also drop if the shuttle proved popular.

What do you think? Does the Beaches need crowdfunded transit?


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