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Temporary Bus Stop locations on Attridge and Rever while improvements are made

October 16, 2018 - 12:22pm

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October 16, 2018 - 12:15pm

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Starting tomorrow, October 16 (subject to weather), the bus stops at Attridge and Rever will be relocated (map) for approximately 4 days to allow for extensive connectivity improvements including:

  • Sidewalks
  • Concrete shelter landing pads
  • Pedestrian ramps
  • Wayfinding information
  • Shelter installation

Sidewalk and traffic restrictions will be in place around this construction zone for the duration of the project.

This necessary work will cause transit riders to use an alternate bus stop during the project. Signage will be in place directing transit riders to the temporary bus stop location.  People are encouraged to consult the app called Transit for details.

This project will impact Transit routes: 4, 27, 43, 44, and 45. 

Daily detour updates can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/service-alerts, by following @StoonTransit on Twitter and on the app called Transit.

Special event bus service to Nitro Circus

October 5, 2018 - 8:44am

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October 5, 2018 - 8:45am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Nitro Circus at SaskTel Centre on Friday October 5, 2018 is available at the following times:

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

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

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

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in October can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

New Transit shelter bridges past & future through Métis art

September 26, 2018 - 12:58pm

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September 26, 2018 - 1:00pm

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As part of the City’s commitment to reconciliation, a transit shelter was designed in collaboration with students from Aden Bowman Collegiate and Saskatoon Metis Elder, Senator Nora Cummings to be installed in front of the school.

“This new transit shelter is a wonderful addition to our community and our transit system,” says Mayor Clark. “The inspiring artwork can be enjoyed by everyone, including the neighbouring community and transit riders alike.”  

Saskatoon Transit’s Bus Shelter Art Project complies with Call to Action #79, calling upon the government, Aboriginal organizations and the arts community, to develop a reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration, including integrating Indigenous history, heritage values and memory practices into Canada’s history.

“This beautiful bus shelter is just one example of what we hope will be many collaborations with the youth in our community,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “This project serves not only as a bus shelter in a location where there otherwise wouldn’t have been one, but also celebrates the rich cultural history of the area.”  

The artwork was inspired by Métis history, heritage, values and the memories of Senator Elder Nora Cummings and was laser cut by Metal Shapes Manufacturing.

“It's exciting for us as Métis to have the historic value and contributions of the Road Allowance Métis people acknowledged by the youth of Aden Bowman,” Cummings says. “This area was once a community garden of the Métis and this shelter is a beautiful representation of what once stood on this place.”

“It was an honour for the art students of Aden Bowman and for me to meet with Métis Elder Nora Cummings and learn about the Métis history in this area,” says Tamara Rusnak, Art teacher at Aden Bowman.

Saskatoon Transit completed the first engagement session with Elder Cummings and 19 students at Aden Bowman on May 8, 2018. Elder Cummings spoke specifically to the landscape and the people of the area where Aden Bowman is situated and shared pictures of what the area looked like when she was a young girl.

The students were asked to create original, timeless and commemorative art that celebrates the Métis heritage, history, values and memories of Elder Cummings. They created the art for the bus shelter using inspiration from the engagement session, keeping in mind the functionality and design of the shelter. 

Special event bus service to the Blades Home Opener

September 21, 2018 - 11:24am

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September 21, 2018 - 11:30am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Blades back in action at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, September 22, is available at the following times:

  • 4:45 p.m.
  • 5:15 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

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

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Special event bus service to Keith Urban

September 21, 2018 - 8:54am

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September 21, 2018 - 9:00am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Keith Urban at SaskTel Centre on Friday, September 21, is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post-event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

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

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in September can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

How to avoid congestion on Transit buses

September 17, 2018 - 11:48am

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September 17, 2018 - 11:45am

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Saskatoon Transit works to anticipate areas of growth and puts a plan in place to accommodate for busy routes. Nonetheless, bus riders are reminded during this time of year that full buses can be expected as students find the routes and times that work best.

Riders are reminded that slight schedule adjustments (less than 10 minutes) and transfers to high-frequency corridors along 8th Street, 22nd Street and Attridge Drive will minimize wait times and more importantly there are more buses per hour which means more capacity for riders and more departure options.  

Special high school and university express routes provide enhanced service for students throughout the school year.

Riders are encouraged to use the real-time transit route planning tool on the app called Transit or Google Maps Transit. These apps give departure, arrival and route options.

For help with trip planning please call Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

Special event bus service to Metallica

September 14, 2018 - 1:01pm

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September 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

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Direct bus service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to Metallica at SaskTel Centre is available at the following times:

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 4:40 p.m.
  • 5:20 p.m.
  • 5:55 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:35 p.m.
  • 6:55 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.

Post event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.

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

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel centre in September can be found on our website at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Saskatoon Transit adjustments to select routes

August 30, 2018 - 12:11pm

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August 30, 2018 - 12:15pm

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As a result of customer feedback and route monitoring, Saskatoon Transit will be making adjustments to select routes beginning Sunday, September 2, 2018, to help improve service. These service changes will assist with Transit connections for those travelling to-and-from downtown along 22nd Street in the evenings, early Saturday mornings, Sundays and statutory holidays.

Saskatoon Transit will be making adjustments to the following routes:

  • Routes 60 Confederation / University, 61 Blairmore / University, 63 Hampton Village / University and 65 Kensington / University.
  • Routes 13 Lawson Heights / Broadway and 26 Forest Grove / University will be at 15 minute intervals Monday to Friday between 7:15 A.M. and 9:15 A.M.
  • Additional University routes

Route maps are available at SaskatoonTransit.ca/route-and-schedules and at the Transit Customer Service Centre, 226 23rd Street.

Customers are encouraged to plan their trip with the updated schedules and real time tracking using the app called Transit or Google Maps Transit. It is recommended to plan your trip in advance and look for service alerts on the route before travelling. 

Return of the Bus Stop Blues! Residents asked for input on improvements

August 23, 2018 - 10:43am

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August 23, 2018 - 10:45am

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Saskatoon Transit is asking residents to nominate bus stops for improvements or shelter replacement.

The Bus Stop Blues campaign kicks-off today on Saskatoon Transit Twitter, City of Saskatoon Twitter and the City of Saskatoon’s Facebook page. Over the next four weeks, using the hashtag #BusStopBluesYXE, Saskatoon Transit is asking residents to post a photo and the location of the bus stop where they would like to see improvements. 

“We started the Bus Stop Blues campaign last fall and found people really responded to it, so we are once again asking residents where they would like to see improvements made,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.

McDonald says Saskatoon Transit has been focusing on improving the Transit customer experience and bus stops and shelters play a big part in that. “Saskatoon Transit is listening and reacting to customer feedback. This is an opportunity for the public to help shape the future of Saskatoon Transit in our city.”

Following the campaign, bus shelters and stops will be classified to see what improvements can be made this year and what improvements may have to wait until the spring.

Saskatoon Transit has allocated funds to improve approximately 23 bus stops throughout the City of Saskatoon.

Free Transit rides for Folkfest passport holders

August 15, 2018 - 8:51am

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August 15, 2018 - 8:45am

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Saskatoon Transit is once again offering free system-wide transit service during Folkfest operating hours for all 2018 Folkfest Passport holders. This quick and easy service will be offered to passengers showing their Folkfest Passport during the following hours:

  • Thursday, August 16:        3:50 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 17:             3:50 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 18:         2:15 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Bus routes are indicated in the Folkfest Passports.
Transit route information can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca, on the mobile app called Transit or by calling 306-975-3100. All route maps specific to Folkfest service and stop locations can be found in the Folkfest Passport. 

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