Getting around Perth County is now easier.

It comes as the ribbon cutting and official launch for the PC Connect bus service took place in Stratford on Tuesday.

The service had it’s soft-launch on Monday, November 16th and it offers five fixed routes that will be in operation from Monday to Saturday, eight hours per day on each route.

Officials say the routes have been designed to provide residents with convenient and reliable access to services including grocery stores and medical appointments and the service links Perth

County and surrounding areas including Stratford, St. Marys, Kitchener/Waterloo and London.

Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson says the service was prepared to make sure COVID-19 safety was first and foremost.

“The need is still there, it just requires us to really help people understand the safety factors, distancing, masks, we had to put effort towards heavier more rigorous sanitation but we have done that.”

Ontario previously gave the City of Stratford $1.45-million to help pay for the community transportation service.

You can click here learn more about the service.