Have you thought about GERTIE passes or tickets as stocking stuffers? Pick yours up at Village Foods, Mid Island Coop, or ABC Liquor Store at Twin Beaches. And don’t forget to check the Christmas schedule if you’re catching GERTIE December 24th to 31st (see below).
Regular services will be in effect up until December 23rd.
As usual, there will be no GERTIE service on the Statutory Holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
On Dec. 24th, 29th, 30th and 31st we will be operating a “holiday schedule” with only one bus in service in the mornings and afternoons. The schedule will be as follows:
Morning – Regular first A run (Village 6:45, Silva Bay 7:00, Village 7:18) then down Harrison (7:20) to the Ferry, then out to Twin Beaches and back by 7:30. Regular second B run (Wild Cherry/Tashtego/Rollo/Twin Beaches/Ferry). (No first B run, no second A run)
Afternoon – Meet ferries at both 4:10 and 5:20 and take passengers to where they need to go on our regular routes.
The mid-day bus will also be operating, as usual, on Saturday December 27th and Tuesday December 30th.
Regular services will resume on January 2nd.
Try out the GERTIE fries at Woodfire Pizza. One dollar is donated to GERTIE for every order. In addition, the Woodfire provides all of their Waste Vegetable Oil to help Gertie fuel up each week. I had the GERTIE Fries the other night and they are sooo delicious. Give them a try and help GERTIE out at the same time.
We’ve made some minor changes in the schedule. The Friday midday run will no longer be available. The youth pass is now $25/ month. The brackets have been taken off some of the timing spots and several of the routes have been adjusted slightly. Please click on the following link to access the new Riders Guide, with the revised schedule effective November 1st:
Turn to the Routes and Schedules page for local neighbourhood schedules in the various different formats.
GERTIE’s newest bus shelter has just popped up like a fall mushroom on South Road near to Silva Bay. Although not quite finished, its a beautiful and sturdy structure, built post-and-beam style by a crew of volunteers including John Campbell, Graham MacDonald, Tim Mitchell. Emanuel Bocancea and Ollie Herman, with hot coffee graciously supplied by Sharon Hooton. Many thanks to all! This location is consistently one of GERTIE’s busiest boarding spots, and we’re delighted that our passengers can now stay dry while waiting for the bus.
The results of GERTIE’s first year are captured in the GERTIE year end evaluation report. Thanks to passengers, volunteers, funders and community supporters for making it a great year!
See below for the schedule that started September 8th. See the ‘read across’ and ‘turn by turn’ formats on the Routes and Schedules page. The moving maps are up – check them out.