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On-Demand Transit service expansion to connect more riders

For immediate release: Tue, 2021-05-25 10:06
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Saskatoon Transit will expand the service area of the On-Demand Transit pilot effective May 31, 2021. This flexible transportation option will support ongoing efforts to help residents access convenient and reliable transit service. 

The expanded service will be available from any bus stop to any bus stop throughout Saskatoon. This is one of several service adjustments on the horizon for Transit riders. Saskatoon Transit will ensure customers have the information and trip planning tools they need to confidently prepare for the new service and adjustments.  

“On-Demand Transit adds another layer to our city’s public transit service,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “We’re following the roadmap of other successful transit agencies to deliver an integrated transit system to help people get to where they need to go.” 

Residents will be able to request on-demand service using a smartphone app (On-Demand Transit), landline (306.975.3100) or through the web (saskatoontransit.ca/ondemand). They will be picked up/dropped off at any bus stop within the city, from Monday to Friday, from 6:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. Customers will be transported in a Saskatoon Transit bus with a professionally trained operator. There is no additional charge to use the on-demand service beyond regular transit fare.  

As a result of the expanded service area for On-Demand Transit, riders can expect a range of benefits, including more and better connections to high frequency transit corridors, more direct routes, and more flexible options for when, where and how people travel. This along with the launch of mobile ticketing next month and the electric vehicle pilot, are some of the ways Saskatoon Transit is modernizing the transit system in preparation for Bus Rapid transit (BRT) in 2025.  

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit saskatoontransit.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using the real-time mobile app Transit or using Google Maps Transit on your desktop computer.