Oakville Transit breaks record with over 250,000 rides in November

Wednesday, December 08, 2010 – for immediate release

Oakville Transit breaks record with over 250,000 rides in November

For the first time ever, Oakville Transit logged over a quarter million rides in a single month. That equals an eight per cent increase over last November’s numbers; proving more people are hopping onto Oakville Transit to get to their destination.

“You can’t just expect people to jump on a bus and make public transit their transportation of choice,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “You have to make it convenient and reliable and that’s what we’ve started to do last year with Oakville Transit’s new service design. Our increase in numbers is telling us how people are feeling about our improved service.”

Oakville Transit contributes the increase in rides to the service improvements implemented in September 2009. The new service design introduced changes to local routes and added six new grid routes running north/south and east/west facilitating faster and more direct travel throughout the town. In fact, Route 1, along Trafalgar Road, is one of the most highly used routes in Oakville with a projection of more than 230,000 rides this year. 

“If we continue to improve transit services, more and more residents will make use of it,” said Barry Cole, director of Oakville Transit.  “When that happens, everyone including those who do not use transit, benefits.”

Oakville Transit will be taking a report to Council in February that will outline the increase in ridership and other transit initiatives and successes.

Oakville Transit information, schedules and routes on the Oakville Transit website, from the transit office at 480 Wyecroft Road, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by calling 905-815-2020.

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For more information contact

Barry Cole
Director, Oakville Transit
Town of Oakville
905-845- 6601 ext. 3507
bcole@oakville.ca


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Oakville Transit breaks record with over 250,000 rides in November