Jun
9
2020

Access PEI gives Islanders more options for service delivery

Access PEI office in Montague is piloting contactless services to clients, offering more flexible services to Islanders.

As announced by Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers last week, the Access PEI site in Montague is now offering select services to the public by email and phone only, including driver’s license renewals, vehicle registration renewals, and address changes. 

“I am proud that the Highway Safety Division and Access PEI are among the service areas that came up with innovative solutions to safely serve Islanders during this unprecedented time. Access PEI has been looking at ways of offering more flexible services to better meet the needs of Islanders, and the current pandemic situation presented an opportunity to explore how we can do so safely.” 

- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers

This contactless service pilot, which will run until August 28, will reduce the need for in-person service to keep clients and staff safe, as well as improve convenience and reduce wait times for Islanders. Government is tracking the results from this pilot project and will be identify additional ways contactless and digital services may be provided to Islanders going forward. 

“As part of the COVID-19 adaptation efforts, our government has been reviewing how to serve Islanders and making necessary changes to ensure we offer our services in a way that is safe for them and staff. We are learning a lot from the changes we are making so that if and when we face a second wave of COVID-19, we will be ready to maintain services to Islanders, such as those being delivered through Access PEI,” added Minister Myers.  

Islanders who would like to take advantage of contactless service can call the Access PEI site in Montague at 902-838-0600 or email accesspeimontague@gov.pe.ca.

For more information about Access PEI, including locations and services, please visit: Access PEI Locations

Media Contact: 
Jill Edwards 
Senior Communications Officer
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
jedwards@gov.pe.ca 

Backgrounder:

Some Access PEI locations have re-opened for service to the public as part of the Renew PEI, Together plan. These locations include:

  • Souris
  • Charlottetown 
  • Summerside
  • O’Leary

Access PEI is working towards opening the remaining locations in Alberton, Tignish and Wellington. To ensure the health and safety of staff and the public, they are acquiring the necessary staff for health screening, as well as sourcing all personal protective equipment prior to opening their doors.

General Inquiries

Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5100
Fax: 902-368-5395

Highway Safety/Access PEI Inquiries: accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca

Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca

All other TI inquiries: 

DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca

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