October 20, 2017 - 2:24pm
October 20, 2017 - 2:15pm
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.
October 19, 2017 - 4:43pm
October 19, 2017 - 4:45pm
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:
Sunday and Holidays
Monday to Friday
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.
October 3, 2017 - 4:56pm
October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
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:
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.
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.
October 1, 2017 - 9:47am
October 1, 2017 - 9:45am
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.
September 29, 2017 - 2:23pm
September 29, 2017 - 2:15pm
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.
September 25, 2017 - 11:05am
September 25, 2017 - 11:00am
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:
Buses will depart SaskTel Centre after the concert as they fill up.
Experience the convenience of public transit.
September 21, 2017 - 10:39am
September 21, 2017 - 10:15am
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
15 minute service on 20th Street and the Meadowgreen neighbourhood between City Centre and Confederation Terminal
10 minute service to Place Riel from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
10 minute service from ~ 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
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
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.
September 20, 2017 - 1:35pm
September 20, 2017 - 1:30pm
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:
Experience the convenience of public transit when attending events at SaskTel Centre. For regular schedules and other trip planning tools, please visit saskatoontransit.ca.
September 19, 2017 - 11:16am
September 19, 2017 - 11:15am
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:
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.
September 8, 2017 - 9:58am
September 8, 2017 - 10:00am
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:
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.
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.