Presenting... BusFest!

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Happy City, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador, Cities for People, GoBus Accessible Transit and Metrobus are pleased to partner in presenting the first annual BusFest St. John's!

On June 19th, join us in celebrating public transit in the city and engage with us on how to make transportation even better. We'll be encouraging everyone who can to leave their cars at home for the day, take the bus, and tell the city about their experiences - Tweet us @HappyCitySJ with the hashtag #BusFestSJ and tell us what your experience is on the bus on June 19th. 

Can you ride the bus for the day? Click here to take the BusFest Pledge and let St. John's know that you'll be riding - we'll tweet out the list regularly as the 19th approaches. 

It won't be just an ordinary day, either - BusFest will be making your ride a bit more special. To kick of the day, free coffee and snacks will be served from 7-9am at the major transfer points: the Avalon Mall, the Village Mall, and Memorial's University Centre as well as the GoBus Office (where they'll be loaded onto the GoBus vehicles for the morning).

Come grab a cup during your morning commute and listen to some great performances by musicians, poets, and theatre folk! Can't get enough of that art? There will also be performances on the buses that morning too, so take out those earbuds and listen to the soulful stylings of some of St. John's most talented! 

We are also excited to announce that for the day of BusFest, a chartered bus from the Bell Island Ferry will have a free, transfer-included, express route right to the MUN UC (with a few stops along the way, Portugal Cove Rd. and the Confederation Building among them). Passengers coming in on the morning ferry runs from the Island have four options Island-side that will meet up with the Shuttle: 6:50, 7:20, 7:50 and 8:20, with an arrival at The UC just inside of an hour to continue your commute. We won't leave you stranded either, with four return options lined up from The UC back towards the Ferry for your trip home at 3:50, 4:20, 5:10 and 5:50, you'll get home in plenty of time for supper.

And the fun doesn't stop there! On the eve of June 18th, the day before BusFest, join us at O'Reilly's from 7-9pm for a pint and meet some of the folks who spend their time getting you from point A to B. We'll have a casual discussion about public transit as well as maps where you can draw your fantasy bus route.

So come and celebrate BusFest with us! Let's see how we can make public transit a bigger part of our day-to-day.

Written by Happy City at 14:53
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