Want Transit Windsor Improvements? Major Shakeup At City Departments Could Make It Happen

Thursday May 22nd, 2014

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Improved bus service may be on the way for Windsorites if a major shake up is approved for the way Transit Windsor, The Detroit Windsor Tunnel and the Airport are managed.

In a report posted to the city’s website Thursday, administrators recommend that the tunnel and airport share a CEO, operations manager, chief financial officer as well as administrative and support staff.

Transit Windsor would operate as a city department led by an executive director.

All three would report to a newly created corporate leader in charge of transportation. All three will also maintain their board of directors.

In the plan, four senior managers would be eliminated: two from Transit Windsor and one each from the Tunnel and the Airport for a total cost savings of $470,961.24 annually. Another $249,108.85 will be saved at Transit Windsor by creating new operating efficiencies.

The city says that with these changes, they will have new funding necessary to make changes to three key bus routes in the city by September.

Both the Transway 1C and the Crosstown 2 will see bus frequency increased to every ten minutes during the morning and evening rush.

The Lauzon 10 will see service to the WFCU Centre, a direct route into the Twin Oaks Industrial Park and other service enhancements.

In addition starting in the summer of 2015, Transit Windsor will no longer reduce service in July and August by the normal 20%, and will run the same schedule all year-long. This is intended to keep the operation consistent for riders.

The report is expected to co go city council form approval or June 9th. You can view the full city administration report here.

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