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Thank you to everyone who participated in our community survey in January, results have been summarized here.

It is interesting to note that while the majority of respondents felt the bus was a worthwhile amenity, it didn’t actually translate into them using the bus themselves. The level of support for tax support was surprisingly high, though review of the comments makes it clear that those opposed hold their position strongly.

Whether you missed the survey or just have more to add, please feel free to comment below or join us at a meeting or two !

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Dear Pender Community Bus (Bussanova) supporters.

Moving Around Pender has been operating the Community Bus for the last 2 ½ years as a pilot project. The pilot project terminates at the end of this month (Dec 31st, 2018) and the MAP Bus Team has decided to stop the regularly scheduled bus service at least for a few months. The Bus will still be available for charters.

To find details on the pilot project you can access the detailed final report here.

The main reasons behind the decision are the lack of a sustainable financial model to run the bus and volunteer fatigue. The Bus was purchased with funds from CRD but the operations have been based largely on volunteer drivers and organizers and small grants and donations from community organizations, businesses and individuals. The Bus Team will now take a much deserved rest to thoroughly evaluate the statistics and seek feedback from the users and residents of Pender.

While the outcome hasn’t been fully determined at this time, we hope to resume limited service in the Spring with the potential to ramp up to 3 or 4 days/wk during the summer months as we have done for the last 2 years. However this resumption will be dependent on successful applications for funding currently being submitted and ultimately a more sustainable model of service delivery.

We would like to thank everyone that has supported the bus to date (there are too many to list here) and we hope that many of you will participate in our survey so that we can take those responses into account. Details about the survey will be available in the January Pender Post.

The Map Bus Team

Penducky Derby Reborn

June 25, 2018

June 24, 2018 marked the revival of the Penducky Derby, where a crowd got to watch and cheer on their ducks as they raced from the bridge to Mortimer Spit. For further details and pictures etc. please visit Penduckyderby.ca

More Carstops !

August 17, 2017

A few more car stops have been approved, here’s the latest

Also available as pdf

The Bussa-Nova is now running both Friday and Saturday with upcoming expansion to Sunday and probably one more day … watch for it !

Also find us on FB here

Fuss About the Bus

March 3, 2017

Come join us for our Community Bus fundraiser at the Hall, Saturday March 4, 6 pm

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
Talisman Books & Gallery

Cocktails/Pizza/Pastries: 6pm // Music: 8pm
Cover: $20 Adults // $15 Seniors
Kids 12 and under are free

A fundraiser for the community bus featuring a songwriters circle of local Pender musicians. Hosted by Robert Lannon.

For anyone coming in from the new bus website itself this may look a little funny but for anyone else reading this blog, we now have a dedicated website at penderbus.org ! Thanks Thomas for all your hard work on this 🙂