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New high frequency Transit routes for Preston Avenue and Attridge Drive

April 16, 2018 - 10:58am

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April 16, 2018 - 11:00am

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In an effort to move to a model based on higher frequency, Saskatoon Transit is pleased to announce service changes to better meet the needs of citizens. Saskatoon Transit will continue to offer high frequency service along main corridors with the addition of ten minute frequency along Preston Avenue and Attridge Drive up to Nelson Road/Lowe Road.

“It is encouraging to see increased ridership levels in the 2017 Saskatoon Transit Annual Report,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “With the service changes we are making to improve the frequency, people are recognizing transit as a viable option. Connecting the northeast corner of the city with higher frequency is another step towards bus rapid transit (BRT).”

The more frequent service will apply throughout weekdays with thirty minute frequency during evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. These service changes will take effect on July 1, 2018. It is anticipated these improvements will have a major impact on the way residents in this area use Saskatoon Transit.

The goals of these service improvements are to provide more convenient and quicker daily commutes, drastically reduce wait times, improve reliability and reduce travel time.

“We continue to make transit a convenient option for Saskatoon residents,” says McDonald. “High frequency service to more areas of the city will provide superior service along high demand corridors.” 

All of the new and altered routes can be viewed at SaskatoonTransit.ca. A public engagement session will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at The Alice Turner Library. New routes will be on display and attendees will have the opportunity to hear about future transit service and ask any questions they may have.  

“This is the public’s chance to provide feedback on how the new routes will affect their commute”, says McDonald. “We hope residents and our current rider base will come out and let us know what they think.”

A short survey is also available at SaskatoonTransit.ca asking residents how the service changes affect them.   

Public transit schedule to the RUSH game against the Swarm

April 13, 2018 - 9:46am

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April 13, 2018 - 9:45am

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Information on public transportation to the SaskTel Centre for public events can be found on the Saskatoon Transit website, under Plan my Trip and Popular Destinations! Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre.

The schedule for Rush and Blades games is as follows:

Game start times

Bus departure times

2:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.

7:30 p.m.
(April 14 game starts at 7:30)

5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:20 p.m.,
 6:35 p.m., 6:55 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.

Post event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all the games, all season long.

Bus service to Evan Thomas memorial

April 12, 2018 - 11:54am

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April 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

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Saskatoon Transit will provide transportation to the memorial service honouring Evan Thomas this Monday, April 16, at SaskTel Centre. Evan Thomas, a native of Saskatoon, played right-wing for the Humboldt Broncos and died tragically in a bus accident on his way to play hockey.

The memorial starts at 1:00 p.m. Direct bus service will be available from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) downtown to SaskTel Centre and back, leaving at the following times:

  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.

Buses will leave SaskTel Centre at 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. following the event. Drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted.

City phone lines operational after temporary outage

April 10, 2018 - 9:12am

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April 10, 2018 - 9:15am

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Some City departments experienced temporary phone outages at approximately 8:20 a.m. this morning. The issue appears to be resolved and all lines are now operational.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Public transit schedule to the RUSH game

April 6, 2018 - 8:54am

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April 6, 2018 - 9:00am

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Information on public transportation to the SaskTel Centre for public events can be found on the Saskatoon Transit website. Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre.

The schedule for Rush games is as follows:

Game Starts at

Buses Depart at

2:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

(April 7 Game Time)

5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 6:55 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.

Post event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all the games, all season long.

Bus service to see Rod Stewart

April 4, 2018 - 8:09am

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April 4, 2018 - 8:15am

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Remember Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Get direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.
  • 7:35 p.m.
  • 7:55 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Taking public transit to the RUSH game

March 23, 2018 - 11:13am

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March 23, 2018 - 11:15am

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Public transit is available for all public events at SaskTel Centre including RUSH games. Departure times for games follow a schedule based on game start times.

Game Starts at

Buses Depart at

2:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m., 1:15 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. & 3:45 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

5:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. & 6:45 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

(March 24 Game Time)

5:45 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 6:55 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.

Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre. Post event drop-off is at the downtown terminal. Return times depend on when games finish.

Information on public transportation to the SaskTel Centre for public events can be found on the Saskatoon Transit website. (SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations).

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. 

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all the games, all season long.

Bus Service to An Evening with Michelle Obama

March 22, 2018 - 9:24am

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March 22, 2018 - 9:15am

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Remember Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Avoid traffic and parking, and take the bus to see Michelle Obama tonight, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Get direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

  • 5:15 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all your favourite events

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2018 – We’re celebrating on Friday, March 16

March 14, 2018 - 8:27am

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March 14, 2018 - 8:30am

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Saskatoon Transit operators are the dedicated professionals that keep our passengers moving safely throughout the city. They put safety, courtesy and customer service first to deliver high quality transit services that connect people and neighborhoods.

A number of years ago the Portland Oregon Transit Authority, Trimet, wanted to remind their customers about the job Transit Drivers do on the road serving customers every day. Following in their steps, other transit systems across North America joined in. Last year, Saskatoon Transit and Local 615 of the Amalgamated Transit Union chose to join the celebration. Transit Driver Appreciation Day is held annually on the 17th of Ireland (St Patrick’s Day) or the closest weekday.

Though we strive to recognize their work every day, Saskatoon Transit would like to take a moment to salute our extraordinary transit operators this Friday, March 16 on international Transit Driver Appreciation Day (#TDAD).

“Rain or shine, snow or hail, transit drivers are responsible for the safe transportation of thousands of citizens,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “I am proud to celebrate the men and women of Saskatoon Transit on this important day.”

“All year long, Saskatoon Transit drivers demonstrate their commitment to delivering outstanding service to the citizens of Saskatoon,” said Saskatoon Transit Manager of Operations Mike Moellenbeck. “I invite our valued customers to join me in thanking our operators.”

In celebration of our nearly 300 operators, Saskatoon Transit will be releasing a short video on social media on Friday March 16th. We invite you to share the video on your Facebook page or Twitter feed and tag @stoontransit with the hashtag #TDAD and show your appreciation by thanking your driver in person as you exit the bus!

Planning on Taking the Bus to See Santana?

March 13, 2018 - 8:12am

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March 13, 2018 - 8:15am

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Avoid the traffic, and parking by taking the bus to see Santana perform on Tuesday, March 13TH, 2018. Fans get direct service from downtown. Buses will leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to take fans to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all your favourite events.

 
  

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