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Transit Windsor Announces Adjusted Routes And Services

Friday May 1st, 2020, 12:24pm

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Transit Windsor has announced how operations will resume on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

All Windsor routes that normally have a “Sunday” schedule will be in service seven days a week, except for the Central 3 West and the Tunnel Bus.

Routes not in operation include:

  • Central 3
  • Central 3 West
  • South Windsor 7
  • Lauzon 10
  • Parent 14
  • Tunnel Bus
  • Leamington LTW42

To address anticipated capacity issues on the two busiest routes, while adhering to social distancing obligations, additional busses will be added to support the 1C and Crosstown 2 routes as needed, the city said.

Additionally, the LaSalle 25 will be operating 6 days a week from Monday to Saturday on the “Saturday” schedule.

Busloads will be limited to ten passengers, plus one wheelchair capacity to accomplish physical distancing. To ensure there is adequate distance between riders and drivers, some seats will be marked as unavailable.

Once a bus is at capacity, stops will be bypassed and the bus sign will display “Sorry … This Bus is Full.” If a bus becomes overcrowded, passengers will be asked to exit to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The bus will not leave the stop until this happens. Riders are asked to follow the advice of public health officials to ensure the smoothest possible operations going forward, including limiting travel to essential trips only.

Fares will not be required, and all passengers are asked to enter and exit the bus through the rear doors. Riders with accessibility needs may continue to use the front doors; one wheelchair passenger at a time may occupy this area.

The Windsor Essex Public Health Unit has published recommendations for riders, including:

  • Discouraging use of transit service if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Recognizing that public transit is currently provided for essential trips only
  • Recommending consideration of other forms of transportation, such as walking or cycling
  • Maintaining 2-metre social distancing practice while waiting for and riding the bus

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