Transit Windsor Expanding Service With Return To School

Saturday August 29th, 2020

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As students start to return to School, Transit Windsor will begin operating on an enhanced Saturday schedule effective Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

As part of the move to Saturday service, Transit Windsor will increase service hours on all routes. Start times for service will range, beginning at 5:30am and continue up to 12:30am.

Transit Windsor will also be offering secondary school extras for Herman, Holy Names, Massey, Riverside, St.Joseph’s and Brennan.

Mandatory masks and rear-boarding policies remain in effect. Once a bus reaches the maximum seated load (the area to the rear of the blocked off section), the sign will indicate “sorry, this bus is full” and will need to by-pass any additional riders, including on the secondary school extra routes. The enhanced services offered by Transit Windsor provide for additional vehicles to be deployed when a bus reaches capacity when available.

Transit Windsor’s leadership has been participating in province-wide working groups and forums designed to implement industry-wide standards to support a return to front door boarding, which would allow for a further increase in passenger access while protecting drivers.

Until front door boarding can be reinstated, fares will continue to be waived, 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 city says that over the past several months, ridership numbers have remained significantly below pre-pandemic levels. Current ridership has been reduced by about 65%, as compared to 2019.
Full bus schedules can be found here.

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