Oakville Transit improvements mean better connections and more service

Schedule adjustments start March 7, 2010

March 3, 2010 – For immediate release
Starting Sunday, March 7, 2010, adjustments to Oakville Transit schedules and routes will mean better connections to other Oakville bus routes, GO Transit, and extended service to Winston Business Park East.

“Town Council is committed to making Oakville a transit-first community,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Getting there means adjusting routes and schedules to make public transit more accessible and more convenient for all residents.”

Since implementing the new service design last September, Oakville Transit has been monitoring route times, service delivery and feedback from both Oakville Transit drivers and riders. To more effectively meet the needs of residents, schedule adjustments will be made to help improve connection times to GO trains at both Bronte and Oakville GO stations as well as to other bus routes. Schedules will be adjusted for routes: 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 31, 102 and 190.

In addition, Route 6 will be adjusted to offer service seven days a week to the AMC theatre and entertainment area, and Winston Business Park East via Bristol Circle. Route 6 will also extend north to Dundas Street, across from the Silver City movie theatre. Route 2 along Lakeshore Road will be extended east from Ford Drive to Upper Middle Road and Bristol Circle connecting to Route 6.

Route 1 Trafalgar will continue to offer 20 minute service on weekdays, but its evening, weekend and holiday service will change from 40 minute service to 30 minutes starting March 7, 2010.

“These changes are a direct result of monitoring our service and working with our drivers and riders to ensure we are delivering a service that is efficient and in line with the needs of our residents,” said Barry Cole, director of Oakville Transit.”

The March 7 changes are part of the approved 2010 Transit Operating Budget.

Other Oakville Transit improvements include the new PRESTO fare card system set to launch in the spring; new shelters and more accessible bus stops during the summer; and a new transit operations facility scheduled to be completed by March 2011.

Oakville Transit information, schedules and routes are available on the Oakville Transit website and 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

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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