Saugeen Shores has fallen behind when it comes to public transportation says reader

To the Editor:
Grey County receives funding from the Provincial Government to provide some public transportation from Owen Sound to other towns within Grey County and also beyond. This service is contracted out to a busing company.
Normal service within Grey County is four round-trips per day between communities, with a user fee of $3 to $5 each way. Owen Sound also provides public transportation within the town. Bruce County provides funding for a similar service between Owen Sound in Grey County and Wiarton and Sauble Beach in Bruce County.
Here in Saugeen Shores we are isolated from any similar public transportation services to other Bruce County communities and beyond. We do not even have a simple bus service between Southampton and Port Elgin. My wife and I live opposite a Bruce County assisted rental apartment building in Southampton.  Half of our neighbours who reside there do not have a car and depend on family and friends for a ride into Port Elgin and beyond, similar examples presently exist elsewhere in town.
Our previous council has set us on the way of building a $40 million dollar Recreation Centre using the millions in their Legacy Fund as a starting point. Perhaps, our new council members can find a better way of using some of these funds to set up some form of public transportation now. Bruce County is already a couple of years behind Grey County in Public Transportation.
Allan Murray