Despite its advantages and benefits, country life does not inevitably reduce the ecological footprint of those who turn their back on urban sprawl. In fact, in most cases country living leads to an increase in car usage.

Apparently Town of Brome Lake’s population is no exception to this rule. Except for transportation for medical purposes and the adapted- transport service, there
is no public transport service available for its residents. More precisely, at least not any within the town’s limits. Many residents are not aware of the inter-municipal public transit system serving TBL and Cowansville. For $4.50 per ride Cowansville and return, from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. A taxi-bus service is also available in Cowansville itself, permitting users to combine several trips within the city at $3 per trip, from 7 a.m. to midnight, with a waiting time of not more than 30 minutes.

Unlike most urban transit systems, both of these circuits operate solely on reservations. Users are required to call the MRC’s public transport department the night before their trip to inform them of the point of departure from TBL to Cowansville (or vice-versa), and of any trips planned within the municipality once they have arrived there.

All of this requires a certain amount of planning.

Note: Call 450-263-7010 for more information and to make reservations. For further details, consult the website: mrcbm.qc.ca and click on public transport (transport collectif).

Translation Tam Davis