KW in brief: Nov. 4, 2009

CareShare expands in KW

As part of the Grand River CarShare program, Wilfrid Laurier University has been home to a Mini Cooper for the past year, and now the university district will have two more vehicles: a Toyota Echo located at a Waterloo Co-operative Residence and a Suzuki Aerio at Conrad Grebel University College.

CarShare, which has been in existence since 1998, providing vehicles for their members located across the Waterloo Region and Hamilton.

The co-operative has reached a membership of 300; currently there are 12 vehicles available.
Members pay for their trips according to distance and hourly rates that include gas and maintenance.

–Compiled by Idil Herzi

GO buses now available

On Oct. 31 the city of Kitchener-Waterloo officially began running GO transit buses in the region. Busses leaving KW come by the hour.

Stops made include Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener Charles Street Terminal, Cambridge, Milton and Square One Mall in Mississauga.

Fares to Mississauga Square One are $12.30 per adult each way. The cost for a student to take the Greyhound bus from Kitchener to Toronto is $14.10.  

Currently students are unable to purchase GO transit bus tickets from the Centre Spot on campus. However, they can be purchased from the bus driver at the time of ridership.

–Compiled by Idil Herzi