Cornwall Transit Offering Free Rides to Lift-Off Festival Goers

By Kevin Lajoie
July 6, 2012

Cornwall Transit and Lift-OffCornwall Transit will be offering free rides to festival goers who are taking in the sights and sounds at Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off in Lamoureux Park.

The City transit service will provide free rides on July 12th, 13th and 14th to anyone wearing a festival bracelet or bearing a festival ticket (which is redeemed for a bracelet upon entering the park). Children 12 and under can also ride for free if accompanied by an adult with a ticket or bracelet.

The last Cornwall Transit buses will leave the Downtown terminal at Pitt and Second Streets at 11:15 pm each night, providing festival goers with an opportunity to hop on the bus after the nightly entertainment in the park wraps up.

"Cornwall Transit wants to make it easier for people to enjoy this great festival," said Len Tapp, Transit Division Manager. "Taking the bus is convenient and it's good for the environment."

This free service will also benefit tourists who are in the City for the festival.

"We have been fielding a lot of requests from visitors who are coming in large part due to this year's music line-up," said Michael Galvin, Public Relations Director for Lift-Off. "They are looking for information on hotels and transportation options. Having the free transit service is a big bonus."

About Cornwall Transit

Cornwall Transit had 792,000 paid trips in 2011, including 41,600 trips made by persons with disabilities. Cornwall Transit operates 7 conventional routes, 1 Community Bus route, 46 daily hours of Handi-Transit service and morning and evening Industrial Park routes. Citizens can travel to most locations in the City within 30 minutes.

For information on Transit schedules, fares and more, please visit

About Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off

Cornwall Lift-Off was founded in 1994 and has grown considerably since its modest beginnings in 1994. Each year, the festival welcomes approximately 25 hot-air balloon teams, the Homenuik Rides carnival, a spectacular fireworks display, Family Zone, and great local and international musical entertainment. This year's entertainment includes Burton Cummings, Big Wreck, Sloan and Marianas Trench.

For more information on Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off, please visit


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