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!
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.
Program Contact Information
Name: Jaime Akiyama
Position: Coordinator, Transportation and Urban Design Programs
Phone: (705)745-3238 x 210