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Perth could see public transit in next 20 years

PERTH – The Town of Perth may see its own public transportation system within the next 20 years.

Infrastructure Future. Eric Cosens, director of planning at the Town of Perth, made a presentation at the “Tools for Rural Housing Development,” conference at the Perth Civitan Club hall on Thursday, Feb. 7. Desmond Devoy

With new subdivision projects on the horizon, the town is anticipating that the population will double in the next two decades, making some type of public transportation viable.

“It is not beyond the level of possibility that we may see some type of public transit, so we might as well get used to it,” said Eric Cosens, director of planning at the Town of Perth, during a presentation at the “Tools for Rural Housing Development,” conference at the Perth Civitan Club hall on Thursday, Feb. 7.

“It may sound far-fetched now,” he admitted. “(But) we are looking forward to seeing more development in the years to come.” Continue reading