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Get Ready for the RUSH and Plan to take the bus to the Game!

March 2, 2018 - 1:16pm

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March 2, 2018 - 1:15pm

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Avoid the traffic and parking by taking the bus to the Saskatchewan Rush game on Saturday, March 3 2018.  Fans get direct service from downtown. Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

  • 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 the games all season long.

City Takes Part in Pink Shirt Day Wednesday, February 28

February 27, 2018 - 10:35am

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February 27, 2018 - 10:30am

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Speak up. Stand Up. Stop Bullying. That’s the message the City is supporting as it encourages residents and civic staff to combat bullying at school, work, home and online by wearing pink on Wednesday, February 28.

To raise awareness of the initiative, a large number of City fleet vehicles, including Transit buses and Roadways equipment can be spotted around the city sporting pink t-shirts. The t-shirts are spray painted on and will stay until the vehicles are washed.

The City of Saskatoon is committed to building a positive and inclusive workplace where all employees feel safe, valued and respected. Bullying is a serious workplace issue that can have adverse effects on employees and organizations as a whole. 

About Pink Shirt Day
Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day acts to raise awareness of bullying in schools, workplaces, homes and online, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Last year, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations. To learn more, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca or www.pinkdaysk.redcross.ca.

Get Social
Update your Facebook Profile Photo with a Red Cross Pink Day Frame
Follow: #PinkDay #BeSomeonesHero 

Join fellow RUSH Fans on the Bus to the Game!

February 23, 2018 - 8:30am

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February 23, 2018 - 8:30am

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Avoid the traffic and parking by taking the bus to the Saskatchewan Rush game on Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

  • 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 will also be accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.

Transit Services for Family Day – Monday, February 19

February 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

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February 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

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Saskatoon Transit will be operating with Holiday service on Monday, February 19.

Access Transit will be operating with Holiday Service on Monday, February 19.  Trips must be booked in advance as per normal procedures (8:15 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.). Customers are reminded that subscriptions do not apply on Statutory Holidays.

Transit Customer Service Center will be closed for walk-in customers on Monday, February 19th but phone lines will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Take the Bus to RAM Motorsports Spectacular

February 15, 2018 - 9:25am

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February 15, 2018 - 9:15am

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If you are heading to SaskTel Centre for the RAM Motorsports Spectacular this weekend, the City recommends you consider Transit as your mode of transportation. Buses will leave from the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

 

Friday, February 16 - 7:00 p.m. Showtime

5:45 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 17 - 1:00 p.m. Showtime

11:45 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 17 - 7:00 p.m. Showtime

5:45 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

 

Buses depart the SaskTel Centre and drop off at the downtown terminal following the event. 

Saskatoon Transit provides service/public transportation to all public events at SaskTel CentreRegular fares apply ($3.00/trip), transfers, and passes are also accepted.  

For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, visit saskatoontransit.ca.   

 

Transit Bus Contacts Guardrail near North Circle Drive Bridge

February 14, 2018 - 12:12pm

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February 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

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Around 11:00 a.m. an eastbound Saskatoon Transit bus contacted a guardrail near the North Circle Drive Bridge.

Paramedics took three passengers with minor injuries on the Route 13 bus to hospital.

There were 25 passengers who boarded a replacement bus and the driver was issued a ticket for driving without due care and attention. 

As is the practice, Transit officials are conducting an internal review of the incident. 

College Dr. & University Bridge Closed to Traffic Headed Downtown During Afternoon Commute

February 13, 2018 - 3:18pm

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February 13, 2018 - 3:15pm

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The lanes heading downtown on College Drive and the University Bridge will be closed to traffic during the afternoon commute. This will impact westbound traffic on College Drive beginning at Cumberland Avenue. The closure will be in effect beginning at 4:30 p.m. to allow a march from the U of S campus to proceed down the University Bridge.

Spadina Crescent will also be closed from 21st to 24th Streets.

Traffic leaving downtown from 1st to 6th Avenues via the University Bridge will not be affected.

 What you can expect from us

  • Traffic headed westbound on College Drive will need to turn left at Cumberland Avenue and use an alternate route that doesn’t include University Bridge.
  • Traffic headed north on Clarence Avenue will not have access to University Bridge.
  • Transit Routes 4, 6, 22, 40 & 45 will use an alternate route to access the Downtown – 9 stops will be affected. Updates on the Transit App.
  • Traffic signals have been optimized for the most efficient flow of traffic.

 How you can help us

  • Where possible, avoid College Drive westbound and Clarence Avenue northbound approaching University Bridge.
  • Use a route other than Spadina leaving downtown to the University Bridge.
  • Transit users are urged to plan their route in advance at SaskatoonTransit.ca or by consulting Google Maps Transit or the Transit App.

Drivers are reminded to watch for pedestrians and to take note of all posted signage as well as other traffic control measures.

Avoid Traffic and Take the Bus to Avenged Sevenfold

February 13, 2018 - 11:05am

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February 13, 2018 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit encourages fans to rely on public transit to attend the Avenged Sevenfold concert this Valentine’s Day - Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  Buses will leave from the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

4:45 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

Buses depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up and drop off at the downtown terminal. 

 

Saskatoon Transit provides service/public transportation to all public events at SaskTel CentreRegular fares apply ($3.00/trip), transfers, and passes are also accepted.  

For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, visit saskatoontransit.ca.   

Bus Rapid Transit Lines Revealed: Transit System Planning for Future Growth

February 9, 2018 - 11:23am

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February 9, 2018 - 11:30am

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After years of detailed study, planning, and community engagement, the city’s Bus Rapid Transit lines have been revealed.

“This is a major move toward the implementation of our Plan for Growth,” says Lesley Anderson, Director of Planning and Development.  “The future transit system is key to providing viable options for people to move around and supporting transit-oriented development along some of the city’s major corridors.  This plan presents us with a view of our future transit system in much greater detail than we have seen before.  Our goal is to design a system that works for Saskatoon – so join the conversation!”

“There are notable changes to the preferred route configuration presented in November,” Anderson says.  She explains that this includes the introduction of a “Green Line,” necessary to accommodate the split in the former “Red Line.”

Formerly the northern component of the Red Line servicing University Heights, the new Green Line will stretch from University Heights, through the Downtown, terminating at Confederation Mall.  This third line will parallel the Red Line for much of its length, improving the frequency along 22nd Street, through the Downtown, and along College Drive, while making the overall system easier to understand for users.

Anderson adds the plan provides further details about:

  • how a new BRT system will function;
  • identifying station design options;
  • platform locations; and
  • configuration of dedicated runningways.

She says the plan also includes a strategy for how the rest of the transit system could be reconfigured to align with BRT; provide high-quality, direct, and frequent transit connections; and better expand to meet the future needs of a city with a population of 500,000..

“I am excited about the opportunities this system will provide our city,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.  “This will help us encourage transit-oriented development that meets the growing needs for our city.  Change is needed to ensure the success of our future system, but it will be done incrementally and thoughtfully, in partnership with the community.”

The proposed plan, along with a summary of stakeholder and public input, will be presented to City Council for consideration and approval later this spring.

Background:
At its April 25, 2016 meeting, Saskatoon City Council approved, in principle, the Growth Plan to Half a Million, which includes plans for a re-envisioned transit system based around BRT and infill at strategic locations in the city, including the Downtown, the University of Saskatchewan endowment lands, and along major transportation corridors.  Following this approval, the City created a Ten-Year Action Plan to advance a number of the core initiatives identified in the Growth Plan to Half a Million.

The City and the Government of Canada will share in a total contribution of $7.65 million through the Public Transportation Infrastructure Fund for a number of the Plan for Growth projects, including:

  • Transit Plan – includes BRT and Transit System Plan Implementation
  • Corridor Growth
    • Transit Villages Concept Plans
    • Corridor Planning Program
    • Brownfield Renewal Strategy

For more information/to sign up for project updates, please visit saskatoon.ca/growth.  Learn more about engagement opportunities by visiting saskatoon.ca/engage.

Get Ready for the RUSH and take Public Transit to the Game!

February 2, 2018 - 10:21am

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February 2, 2018 - 10:15am

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Avoid the traffic and parking by taking the bus to the Saskatchewan Rush game on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  Buses leave from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

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

After the game buses will depart SaskTel Centre as they fill up. 

For regular bus schedules and other trip planning tools including the real-time Transit app visit SaskatoonTransit.ca or download the Transit app on your mobile.   

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