We’ve made some changes in line with the changes to the ferry schedules. We have also changed the midday schedule around so it is easier for people to get to and from the village and ferry without having to go all the way around the island. Click on the link below to get the new Rider’s Guide with the revised schedule.
Rider’s Guide effective April 1st
We hope to see you at the Commons from 1-3 today to discuss options for GERTIE’s future. We will be discussing the following options as well as the idea of a fare-free bus:
The GERTIE community bus system carried its 20,000th rider this past week, surprising teenager Sadie Gambrill as she boarded the new Blanche bus.
GERTIE driver Bob Andrew presented Sadie with a monthly pass plus numerous other prizes provided by local Gabriola businesses.
Frequent GERTIE rider Sadie is pictured here with GERTIE volunteer driver Trevor Gear.
Read more in this week’s Gabriola Sounder
Sometime this week someone will be GERTIE’s 20,000th passenger. To acknowledge this amazing milestone we will be awarding that passenger with a monthly pass plus numerous other prizes provided by our local Gabriola businesses.
Based on your comments, and the drivers’ experience of the various routes, we are adding some brackets to several timing points that people have not been using. These changes will take effect Tuesday, February 10th. The changes are on the Routes and Schedules page if you want to check them out.
You can catch a ride on GERTIE if you’re heading to Camp Miriam for the Spirit Feast on Christmas Day. GERTIE will take the usual Route A afternoon run that starts at 4:15 at the Ferry. After doing the route around the island it will then head along Taylor Bay road and arrive at Camp Miriam around 5:17. If you live in the Hemlock/Spruce area, Ferne/Hess or Whalebone please email us if you want a ride. GERTIE will also take you home.