Transit Service Between Leamington And Windsor Moves Closer To Reality

Sunday May 5th, 2019

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Regional transit service between Windsor and Leamington is moving closer to reality.

In late 2018 Leamington received a 5-year grant from the Ontario government to establish a pilot program to implement transit service.

Since then administration staff from Leamington and Transit Windsor have had discussions about the potential of a partnership to provide the service outlined in the grant received by Leamington.

The proposed agreement will see Transit Windsor provide the service to Leamington on full cost recovery for the hours of service provided on an hourly basis. The hourly cost is based on, wages and benefits, insurance, maintenance rates, technology costs and administrative costs.

The proposed service will run from the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex to St. Clair College, with a stop in Kingsville and Essex at their respective recreation facilities.

The service will operate three round trips per day Monday through Friday and two round trips on Saturdays.

Weekday trips will be provided in the morning, midday and evening to accommodate full-day needs for school and employment, as well as a half-day trip for shorter visits.

On Saturdays, there will be one in the morning and one in the late afternoon/early evening.

Fares for the service will be $10 for a one-way trip or $15 for a round trip. 30-day passes will be available for $250 per month.

All revenue from the Leamington route will be provided to the Municipality to offset the hourly service costs.

The proposed agreement goes before the Environment, Transportation & Public Safety Standing Committee on May 15th, 2019.

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