Saskatoon

Shuttle service begins between Martensville, Warman, Saskatoon

A Saskatoon transportation service expanded into surrounding communities on Monday.

AV Transit launches Monday-to-Friday service

AV Transit will begin a shuttle service between Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman starting Monday. (Supplied photo)

A Saskatoon transportation service expanded into surrounding communities on Monday.

AV Transit is offering bus service between Martensville, Warman and Saskatoon.

Jim Pravda, the operations manager for the shuttle service, said there's demand for public transit between the close-knit communities.

"If they don't have a ride in a car, they just simply can't go, so this is just going to open up a lot of doors for a lot of families, a lot of freedom," he said. 

"It's just really going to help the community."

Martensville Mayor Kent Muench said this is a service his community has needed for some time.

"There's been other companies who have thought about it and talked to us about it. And even the cities — we've thought about how can we make this happen, supported by the communities themselves," he said.

"So to actually have a company come in with an idea — a business plan — and then see it happen is great."

A 20-person shuttle bus will run Monday to Friday with various times and stops in each location. A full schedule is available on the company's website.

A round trip from Martensville to Warman through to Saskatoon and back will cost $15. To celebrate the launch of the service, rides are free May 1 and May 2.

With files from Victoria Dinh

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