Grade 8 Transit Quest

The Grade 8 Transit Quest program encourages students to use Peterborough Transit by providing them with a FREE transit pass for March Break.

The Quest works to increase city youth’s familiarity of the Peterborough Transit system as they begin to travel independently. By increasing comfort at this age, transit can become a mode of transportation that is both normal and accessible. Navigating their local transit service helps students build a life skill, one that they will use as they get part-time jobs, go off to school, and move or travel to other cities.

Many local destinations get involved by providing free and discounted admission to students who take the bus during the Transit Quest. In 2016, Bowlerama, Zap Attack Laser Tag, Busy Brushes Pottery Painting, the YMCA, the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre and Trent Athletics have signed on as Transit Quest destinations. We thank them for their generosity!

Program History

Grade 8 Transit Quest is an annual program of Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough. It began in 2009 and is delivered in partnership with Peterborough Transit. Each year, the Transit Quest results in nearly 3000 bus trips taken by Peterborough students each March Break.

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Program Contact Information

Name: Jaime Akiyama
Position: Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs
Phone: (705)745-3238 x 210
Fax: (705)745-4413
Email: jaime.akiyama@greenup.on.ca

Partners

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health

City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario

Peterborough Police

Peterborough Police

Crossing Guards of Peterborough

Crossing Guards of Peterborough

Peterborough Transit

Peterborough Transit

Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough

Active and Safe Routes to School Peterborough