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.

Share your journey on social media and use #PtboG8TQ for a chance to win a prize!

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.

How to use transit?

Peterborough.ca/transit has information that will help you get started, including a handy video.

Plan Your Trip (Routes & Schedules)

  • Which bus route, and bus stop, is near my starting point?
  • Which bus route is my destination on?
  • Where is the closest bus stop?
  • Do I need to transfer buses? 

Peterborough Transit’s regular routes run every day and all buses on regular routes are fully accessible. A transit map showing the regular routes is posted in all the transit shelters and at the Transit Terminal. Printed maps are also available at the Transit Terminal or at GreenUP. An interactive map that shows all the bus stops and shelters is available.

Interactive Peterborough Transit Map

  • What time does the bus come to my bus stop?
  • When will the bus arrive near my destination? 

Check out the Route Schedules to plan when you need to be at the bus stop and to help plan to make sure you reach your destination on time.

Explore!

 Take this opportunity to explore the Peterborough Transit system and your community.  Meet a friend and enjoy the many free destinations available in Peterborough.

Explore the following free Peterborough destinations:

Visit the destination’s website to see when they are open, where they are located, and any COVID-19 protocols to help you plan your trip.

Program History

Grade 8 Transit Quest is an annual program of Active School Travel Peterborough. It began in 2009 and is delivered in partnership with Peterborough Transit. Each year, the Transit Quest results in nearly 3,000 bus trips taken by Peterborough students during March Break.

To learn more about Active School Travel Peterborough, click here…

Program Links

Peterborough Transit

Program Contact Information

Name: Jaime Akiyama
Position: Program Coordinator
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 School Travel Peterborough

Active School Travel Peterborough

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Related Posts

Grade 8 Transit Quest

Grade 8 Transit Quest