Written By: Monday, May 15th 2017

A groundbreaking new way to deliver public transit begins today in Innisfil.

Innisfil residents, can now take subsidized Uber rides. Innisfil has no public transit service, and council decided to partner with Uber to create a new kind of transit service.

Basically the town will subsidize rides on Uber and also for those needing an accessible taxi. Town officials say it means residents can travel between major points in the town for three to five dollars, saving the town money because they don’t have to buy any expensive buses, or hire drivers, maintenance, bus shelters, and all that.

Barrie taxi is also on board to provide wheelchair accessible rides for users.

This is the first partnership of its kind in Canada. For more on the new ride-share program in Innisfil, click here.