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Improvements to Transit Network Infrastructure Underway

October 20, 2017 - 2:24pm

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October 20, 2017 - 2:15pm

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For immediate release: October 20, 2017

The City is undertaking work to improve Transit shelters and bus stops along with significant upgrades to the sidewalks that connect people to Transit. The work is being partially funded by the federal government, who contributed $1.5 million through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. One of the objectives of the fund, which is administered by the province, is to improve the active transportation network of municipalities across the country.

“Getting people where they need to go safely, quickly and comfortably is essential to creating liveable and inclusive communities. I am pleased that work is underway on these important projects that will contribute to a safer and more accessible transit system in Saskatoon,” said the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

“The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund will help Saskatoon make their local transportation network better for their citizens and visitors. The provincial government is pleased to administer the PTIF program and appreciates the support of the City of Saskatoon and the federal government for their funding contribution. The provincial government values this program being available to municipalities to improve the lives of Saskatchewan citizens,” said Government Relations Minister Larry Doke.

“Undertaking improvements to Transit stops and the sidewalks that lead to them, can mean the difference between choosing to use Transit or not,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Transit. “When we’re improving bus stops and shelters, and making the sidewalks smoother and easier to navigate, we’re improving the overall Transit experience.”

With input from the public via its recent Bus Stop Blues campaign, Saskatoon Transit received over 40 location submissions on areas that would benefit from improvements. A listing of the improvements that are being implemented can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca.

Sidewalks are being upgraded or installed at 20 locations around the city and a complete listing of these locations can be found at saskatoon.ca/BetterRoads. An additional 247 sidewalk ramps – which connect sidewalk to roadway – are being installed at 124 locations across the city. The locations for sidewalk improvements were identified based on connectivity to Transit. Additional considerations included public input, Neighbourhood Traffic Review recommendations, and locations where there are no sidewalks on either side of the road (versus on one side).

The total investment in these improvements, including the Government of Canada and City contributions, is $3.03 million.

 

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Use Saskatoon Transit to the Remai Modern for opening weekend

October 19, 2017 - 4:43pm

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October 19, 2017 - 4:45pm

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River Landing will be busy this weekend with the grand opening of the Remai Modern.  Consider using Saskatoon Transit to get you there. 

Park downtown or use your regular route to the Downtown Terminal and then your options from there are:

Saturday

  • 1 hour service until 10:45 a.m. then half hour service until 6:45 p.m. then 1 hour service until 12:15 a.m.
  • Routes 1 & 9 from the downtown terminal on the hour or half hour.
  • Route 6 from the downtown terminal at quarter after (:15) and quarter to (:45) the hour.

Sunday and Holidays

  • 1 hour service
  • Routes 1 & 9 from the downtown terminal at 8:31 a.m. and hourly until 9:14 p.m.
  • Route 6 from the downtown terminal at 9:15 a.m. and hourly until 9:15 p.m.

Monday to Friday

  • Half hour service until 6:45 p.m. then 1 hour service until 12:15 a.m.
  • Routes 1 & 9 from the downtown terminal on the hour and half hour.
  • Route 6 from the downtown terminal at quarter after (:15) and quarter to (:45) the hour.

Saskatoon Transit encourages the public to experience the convenience of public transit by using either the Transit or Google Maps app.  These apps help create customized route maps from wherever you are, without having to sort through schedules.    

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

Avoid Traffic by Taking Transit to see Miranda Lambert

October 3, 2017 - 4:56pm

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October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

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Saskatoon Transit encourages fans to rely on public transit to attend the Miranda Lambert concert on Thursday, October 5, 2017.  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:

5:45 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Buses depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up. 

Experience the convenience of public transit by using either the Transit or Google Maps app. 

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

 

Visit saskatoontransit.ca and follow @StoonTransit on Twitter. Plan your route: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, or on your mobile device with the real-time Google Maps or Transit App.

Saskatoon Transit Detour – Route 19

October 1, 2017 - 9:47am

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October 1, 2017 - 9:45am

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Due to water main work, Saskatoon Transit will be detouring Route 19 from October 1 until further notice.  The detour will affect the intersection of Ruth Street and Ewart Avenue and both sides of Ruth Street from Louise Avenue to Jarvis Drive.  

Routes Affected

  • Route 19

Stops Affected

  • Louise / Ruth; Stop #: 3878
  • Ruth / Louise; Stop #: 3844
  • Ruth / Blaine; Stop #: 5858
  • Ruth / Cantlon; Stop #: 5856
  • Ruth / Cumberland; Stop #: 3636
  • Ruth / Ewart WB; Stop #: 3634
  • Ruth / Ewart EB; Stop #: 5857
  • Ruth / Wiggins; Stop #: 3626

Temporary Stops

  • Wiggins Avenue and Ruth Street SB
  • Ruth Street and Wiggins Avenue WB
  • Cumberland Avenue and Ruth Street NB
  • Cumberland Avenue and Bute Street SB

Saskatoon Transit Detours

September 29, 2017 - 2:23pm

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September 29, 2017 - 2:15pm

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Avenue C - Route 12 (Airport and City Centre)  

Effective immediately, due to water main work, Route 12 (Airport & City Centre) will be detoured until Friday October 20th.  The detour will affect Avenue C, between 39th Street W. and Circle Drive. 

 

Arlington Avenue and Louise Street - Route 6 and Route 19 

Effective Monday October 2nd due to water main work, Routes 6 (Market Mall), Route 6 (Broadway) and Route 19 will be detoured until Thursday October 5th.  The detour will affect Arlington Avenue and Louise Street.                              

            

For further information on stops affected and temporary bus stop locations please visit: transit.saskatoon.ca/service-alerts.

 

Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes – Avoid the Traffic by Taking Transit

September 25, 2017 - 11:05am

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September 25, 2017 - 11:00am

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Saskatoon Transit encourages hockey fans to take public transit from the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre for the game on Wednesday.  Buses leave the Special Event Stop Downtown at the following times:

5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

5:50 p.m.

6:05 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Buses will depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up. 

Experience the convenience of public transit. 

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

Full Buses During AM Peak Hours

September 21, 2017 - 10:39am

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September 21, 2017 - 10:15am

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Scheduled frequency has increased for the following routes during peak hours.  By adjusting travel schedules by as little as 7.5 minutes on some routes the public can avoid congestion. 

Saskatoon Transit encourages the public to plan their trip using real-time tracking on Google Transit and the Google Maps or Transit App on their mobile device.  

 

AM peak hours

  • Route 2/10 Meadowgreen / City Centre  

15 minute service on 20th Street and the Meadowgreen neighbourhood between City Centre and Confederation Terminal

  • Route 4 Willowgrove

10 minute service to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Route 17 Stonebridge/University

10 minute service from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Route 22 Downtown Terminal to University

Additional service on 25th Street from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

With routes 40/45 this provides 7.5 minute service to University

  • Route 40 Evergreen & Route 45 Kenderdine

7.5 minute service from Berini Drive to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

New schedules are available at saskatoontransit.ca and the Transit Customer Service Centre.  Plan in advance and review updated schedules before traveling.

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

Saskatoon Transit Provides Direct Service to Nickelback Concert from Downtown

September 20, 2017 - 1:35pm

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September 20, 2017 - 1:30pm

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Saskatoon Transit encourages Nickelback fans to rely on public transit to get to the concert this Saturday night.  Buses leave the Special Events Stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre at the following times:

5:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

5:35 p.m.

5:50 p.m.

6:10 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

Buses will depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up. 

Experience the convenience of public transit when attending events at SaskTel Centre.  For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, please visit saskatoontransit.ca.   

The Blades are Back – Save the Stress of Traffic and Parking and Take Transit

September 19, 2017 - 11:16am

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September 19, 2017 - 11:15am

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Fans get direct service from downtown

 

Saskatoon Transit buses leave the Special Events stop downtown (23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to SaskTel Centre on evening game days at the following times:

5:15 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

6:15 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Return buses depart the SaskTel Centre directly after the game (9:00 p.m.).

Saskatoon Transit encourages everyone to experience the convenience of using Transit to attend the Blades games all season long. 

Saskatoon Transit convenient option: CCMA fans get direct service from downtown

September 8, 2017 - 9:58am

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September 8, 2017 - 10:00am

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Saskatoon Transit buses will leave the Special Events stop downtown (at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, outside 2nd Avenue Lofts) to service the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) at SaskTel Centre on Sunday, September 10th at the following times:

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4:10 p.m.

4:25 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

Return buses will depart directly after the show.

 

Saskatoon Transit encourages everyone taking in pre-award show events at Prairieland Park to consider using Transit.

  • CCMA Rock’n Country Cabaret - Friday, September 8
  • Route 1 from the downtown terminal to the Exhibition grounds at 6:31 p.m. and every hour until 11:31 p.m.  The last trip is at 12:14 a.m.
  • The last bus leaving Hilliard Street and Ruth Street to get other buses is at 11:48 p.m.
  • Route 19 runs from downtown to Lorne Ave and Ruth Street at 7:16 p.m. and every hour until 11:16 p.m.
  • The last bus leaving Taylor Street and Lorne Avenue will be at 12:05 a.m.
  • SiriusXM FanFest - Saturday, September 9
  • Route 1 runs from downtown hourly before 10:31 a.m. then every half hour until 5:31 p.m.
  • Route 19 runs from the downtown terminal hourly before 11:16 a.m. then every half hour until 5:46 p.m.

Transit route information can be found at transit.saskatoon.ca, or by calling the Transit Information Line at 306-975-7500.  Citizens can also plan their trip on the Transit or Google Maps App on their mobile device.  

 

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: Saskatoon Transit Trip Planner, Google Transit Trip Planner, or the Transit App on your mobile device.

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