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Bus Riders Asked to Share “Bus Stop Blues:” Replacement/Renewal Campaign

August 30, 2017 - 11:08am

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August 30, 2017 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit wants people to nominate bus stops for improvements or replacement with help of Twitter and Facebook.

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 three weeks, using the hashtag #busstopbluesyxe, residents will be asked to post a photo and the location of the stop where they would like to see improvements. 

“Saskatoon Transit is listening and reacting to customer feedback,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.  “This is an opportunity to engage with the public and for the public to help shape the future of Saskatoon Transit.  Our goal is to continually improve the transit experience.”

Following the campaign, bus shelters and stops will be chosen for either replacement or renewal.

The Government of Canada has provided more than $1.5 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) for transit shelter improvements and network accessibility throughout the city - $300,000 will be devoted to the bus shelter and stop improvements.  

Saskatoon Transit values input from citizens and these bus shelter upgrades will work toward the principals outlined in the Growth Plan.  

 

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit transit.saskatoon.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using Google Transit Trip Planner or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Saskatoon Transit to Close 4 Bus Stops – September 5th – 21st

August 29, 2017 - 12:27pm

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August 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

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Due to a paving project, Saskatoon Transit will close four (4) bus stops on Route 1 from September 5 until September 21.  

Routes Affected

  • Route 1

Stops Affected

  • Hilliard Street at Herman Avenue W/B, stop # 4301
  • Hilliard Street at St. Henry Avenue W/B, stop # 4303
  • Ruth Street at St. Henry Avenue E/B, stop # 3621
  • Ruth Street at Herman Avenue E/B, stop # 3630

Temporary Stop

  • On Hilliard Street at Herman Avenue E/B

Intending passengers in the Hilliard Street, Henry and Herman Avenue areas will be able to catch the bus at the temporary stop on Hilliard Street.  Passengers in the Ruth Street area can catch the bus at stop # 3627 located on Ruth Street and St. Patrick Avenue.

 

For more information about Saskatoon Transit, visit saskatoontransit.ca or follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route in advance using any of the following tools: Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

Saskatoon Transit Service Adjustments Starting July 2

June 29, 2017 - 1:50pm

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June 29, 2017 - 1:45pm

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As a result of customer feedback and route monitoring, Saskatoon Transit will be making adjustments to select routes beginning on Sunday, July 2 to help improve service. These service changes should allow for a quicker daily commute, reduced wait times and fewer missed connections for customers traveling to-and-from downtown along 22nd Street.

Saskatoon Transit will be making adjustments to the following routes:

  • Routes 2/10, 22, 28, 40, 60 and 65 are being adjusted.
  • Routes 61, 62 and 63 are new.
  • Route 23 Hampton Village/Blairmore will be discontinued as of July 2, 2017. Customers can now use Route 61 Blairmore or Route 63 Hampton Village.

All new schedules are available at saskatoontransit.ca and will be made available at the Transit Customer Service Centre.

Customers will also be able to plan their trip with the updated schedules and real time tracking through Google Transit and Transit App. Transit riders are encouraged to plan their trip in advance and review updated schedules before traveling. 

Transit Service for Canada Day at Diefenbaker Park

June 29, 2017 - 12:08pm

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June 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

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Take Saskatoon Transit for fast, convenient service to and from the Canada Day celebrations at Diefenbaker Park on Saturday, July 1.

Ride the bus for free from Centre Mall, Market Mall, Lawson Heights Mall or Confederation Mall to Diefenbaker Park. These special routes will operate every 30 minutes between 12 noon and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. The schedules for these buses can be viewed at optimistcanadadaysaskatoon.com.

As well, Route 1 and Route 19 will be running in the vicinity of Diefenbaker Park via regular Sunday/Holiday service until 9 p.m. Normal fares apply.

Fifteen minutes after the firework show ends, you can also catch a free ride home from Diefenbaker Park with Saskatoon Transit. Four special routes will leave Diefenbaker Park from a temporary stop on Exhibition Grounds Road. Buses will follow a designated route, however, drivers will also stop on request at bus stops or locations where it’s safe to stop.

The four special service routes include:

Bus #1 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 2nd Avenue and Warman Road and will end at the Lawson Heights Mall Terminal.

Bus #2 – will travel to the Downtown Terminal, then continue on 22nd Street and will end at the Confederation Mall Terminal.

Bus #3 – will travel via Ruth Street to the Market Mall Terminal, then continue on Taylor Street and Acadia Drive and will end at the Centre Mall Terminal.

Bus #4 – will travel via 8th Street to the Centre Mall Terminal, then continue on to Central Avenue and 115th Street and will end at the bus stop at Berini Drive and 115th Street.

Access Transit will extend its service hours until midnight on Canada Day so that customers can take in the firework show at Diefenbaker Park. Trips must be booked in advance as per normal booking procedures. Access Transit customers are reminded that subscriptions do not apply on statutory holidays.

For more information contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.

Transit Bus Stops & Routes Temporarily Relocated During Pride Parade on Saturday

June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

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June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

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Saskatoon Transit will have minor route changes and temporary bus stops in place during the Saskatoon Pride Parade from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.

Downtown Terminal bus stops will operate as normal except for Route 6, Route 60 and Route 65 which will have temporary bus stops located on 3rd Avenue southbound, north of 23rd Street.

Route 1 Exhibition/City Centre and Route 6 Broadway/City Centre will service downtown via the University Bridge.

For specific bus stop closure information and up-to-date details check saskatoontransit.ca, follow @stoontransit on Twitter or view your route on the Transit App. Customer Service is also available at 306-975-3100.

Transit Bus Stops Closed on 20th Street, Winnipeg Avenue & 18th Street During Resurfacing Work

June 23, 2017 - 10:05am

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June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

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From Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, Transit bus stops will be closed on 20th Street between Avenue W and Vancouver Avenue and on Winnipeg Avenue and 18th Street while road resurfacing work is completed. Buses will not travel on these streets during construction and will reopen on Saturday, July 1 weather permitting and barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Affected routes include:

  • Route 2
  • Route 10

Temporary bus stops will be placed at 19th Street and Montreal Avenue, 20th Street and Avenue W and 21st Street and Whitney Avenue.

For specific bus stop closure information and up-to-date details check saskatoontransit.ca, follow @stoontransit on Twitter or view your route on the Transit App.

Saskatoon Transit thanks everyone for their patience.

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