Metrobus ridership up in Paradise

By Mark Squibb
October 13, 2023 Edition

There are more and more people riding the bus in Paradise.

Metrobus ridership was discussed at a recent planning committee meeting, and chairperson Deputy Mayor Kimberley Street touched on the subject briefly at council last week in response to a question posed by councillor Larry Vaters.

“There has been a significant increase in Metrobus ridership,” said Street in response to Vater’s question. “Since the spring of 2022, the numbers have shown to have not only recovered from pre-COVID figures, but each month this year has set a record compared to the corresponding months in all years since starting in 2016.”

Street said Metrobus would be giving a presentation at a future committee meeting, and that ‘on-demand service’ would be a part of that discussion.

While most Metrobus routes are limited to St. John’s, the bus also serves Paradise and Mount Pearl.

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