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  2. TRANSIT WINDSOR PREPARING FOR LITTLE CAESARS ARENA Changes are on the way for the tunnel bus and the special events bus. Transit Windsor Executive Director Pat Delmore says with the arrival of Little Caesars Arena, transit is looking into its routes. He says some changes will have to be made, but after speaking to officials in Detroit, Transit will wait until the arena complex is open and see how the traffic flows in the area. Delmore says Transit has had meeting with officials from Detroit. "We have taken part in a number of meetings with regards to a number of transportation issues in the downtown core and certainly, well it may be a number of months away from opening, it's certainly not too far off to begin planning and preparing." He says there is a chance for one main drop off spot in the stadium, arena, theatre district. "One of the things that we are considering and looking into is a complete route change that would incorporate providing service to that area on a consistent basis with our regular tunnel route." Delmore adds, for the time being, the routes and drop off spots will remain the same. Little Caesars Arena is set to open in September.
  3. From the Windsor Star... article #1 Transit Windsor’s entry into LaSalle, providing bus service in the town starting in September, is a “really big deal,” Mayor Drew Dilkens said Monday. “This is what I consider to be the bones of a regional transit system.” The last time there was any semblance of buses running between Windsor and towns in the county was 1978, Dilkens said, as council formally approved a new agreement with the Town of LaSalle. Transit Windsor is providing the service on a cost-recovery basis. It’s charging a $51.27 hourly rate, plus LaSalle is paying for fuel, the cost of bus stops and other infrastructure, as well as the cost over 12 years to buy two new diesel buses. LaSalle is expecting 53,000 to 60,000 riders annually. To spur ridership, the service will be free until Dec. 31. The 45-minute LaSalle route, which was designed to cover 70 per cent of households, will connect into the Windsor system. Once LaSalle riders start paying, the $3 fare paid in LaSalle will go to LaSalle to help offset its costs. If they take the bus from Windsor into LaSalle, Transit Windsor keeps the $3. “This is going to be very good for the (LaSalle) community and will also benefit the City of Windsor because it will provide 60,000 additional riders,” said Coun. Bill Marra, who chairs the Transit Windsor board. He said he’s hoping LaSalle’s experience will lead to other municipalities also asking for service from Transit Windsor. Article #2 Windsor city council agrees to LaSalle transit partnership Deal could be the beginning of larger regional transit operations, say Windsor city councillors Windsor city councillors were once again talking regional transit Monday as they gleefully approved a deal that will connect the city's bus operations to the Town of LaSalle. Mayor Drew Dilkens hopes the new system can serve as a successful example that may eventually stretch to other communities in Essex County. LaSalle motors ahead with public transit plans "We think it just makes more sense to scale up an existing system that's already very large and operational and now the benefit is to the residents of the Town of LaSalle who get to enjoy that experience," he said. "I hope this is just the start of regional transit." In the deal, LaSalle will buy two buses from Transit Windsor. Both buses will travel from St. Clair College through the town's main business district, to the Vollmer Centre and Front Road, eventually connecting to Windsor's system. LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya has been eager to establish a transit system that connects to Windsor. Bus service is just some of the features people look for when relocating to a community, he explained back in March when his council approved the deal. "I am really excited about this," he said at the time.
  5. The ad is listed as in saskatoon, that is probably the reason why.
  6. Windsor committee approves public transit deal with LaSalle A five-year agreement to provide bus service on a 45-minute route through the town, connecting LaSalle with Windsor routes at St. Clair College was approved unanimously Wednesday by the city’s transportation committee. Committee chairman Bill Marra said city council as a whole should be voting on the proposed deal in the coming weeks. “Hopefully, this will be embraced by residents,” said Marra, adding the hope is for the transit service outside Windsor to eventually be expanded. Windsor will charge an hourly rate for the service, which will run 12 hours daily from Monday to Saturday beginning in September, that starts at $51.27 and increases annually to $61.70 in 2021. In a report to the committee, executive director Patrick Delmore said the proposed annual hours of service equate to approximately 6,700 hours. That figure was used to determine the hourly cost. “The hourly rates include a full cost recovery basis with no incremental costs to be borne by Transit Windsor,” Delmore said. In addition, Transit Windsor will charge the town monthly for fuel consumption. Passengers from LaSalle will be able to transfer to Windsor routes free of charge and passengers from Windsor can connect to the LaSalle route with a free transfer. Service in LaSalle will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a second bus added during peak hours. The proposed fixed route will travel from St. Clair College through the town’s commercial district over to Front Road and to the Vollmer Complex along major roads such as Normandy Street, Malden Road, Reaume Road and Laurier Drive. The city will purchase two fully equipped diesel buses for the new service that the town will pay for over a 12-year period. If the service contract is not renewed after five years, LaSalle will be responsible for payment of the full depreciated value of the buses. Delmore said LaSalle anticipates 53,000 to 60,000 riders during the first three years but because it takes time to build ridership, service will be provided at no charge until Dec. 31 from LaSalle. Those who board the bus in Windsor would still be required to pay the fare. Fares paid in LaSalle will be credited to the town.
  7. Leamington initiates public transit review Leamington is launching a public transit study that may eventually link to Kingsville and Wheatley. Mayor John Paterson said he’s had informal talks with Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos and Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope to see if there’s any interest in expanding Leamington’s service to its neighbouring communities. The current transit system has been in business for almost 20 years. Two fully accessible, shorter-sized buses service the town year-round on a prescribed route. Paterson said the viability of extending routes to Point Pelee National Park is also on the agenda. The town has set aside about $38,000 of gas tax money for the study, which Paterson expects will start in the next month or so. “We’re not really trying to make a regional bus service,” he said. “We’re just trying to look after, I guess, the remote south shore.” Paterson expects council will probably deal with the issue leading into 2018 budget deliberations late this year.
  8. Leamington Transit studying transit expansion
  9. After the announcement that Transit Windsor will provide transit for lasalle for 5 years, Lasalle put this on their website under news.
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  12. LaSalle council looks at new transit route(from windsor star) The Town of LaSalle is looking at a new transit route by working with Transit Windsor LaSalle town councillors are considering a new transit service that would help connect the community to main amenities often used by students and seniors. The LaSalle plan involves buying two buses from Transit Windsor, which would then operate the new route. Mayor Ken Antaya says a recent survey showed 65 per cent of residents were in favour of a $25 to $50 dollar tax increase to pay for the service. "I think it shows, as a municipality, we continue to mature and these are the types of services the community looks for," he said. Windsor Coun. Bill Marra, chairperson of the Transit Windsor board, calls the new route a "significant step" toward establishing a regional transit system. "We have many students who live in the county and public transit would be put to very good use by them as well," he said. There are several different routes proposed in the staff report. All of them would connect to major amenities, such as the Volmer Complex, LaSalle town hall and St. Clair College. "We are trying to hit all the significant parts of our community," said Antaya, who hopes to get the service up and running by September. He expects the service to be free for the first month or two to get people used to it. Ok so the one part i dont understand is the buying 2 buses from transit windsor. I wonder if maybe theyre going it alone then? Starting in sept(hopefully) with buying 2 buses from TW to operate the service. I think they may need to buy 3 buses if they go with the option 2 from the previous reports.
  14. I think if this happens, they should use the niagara transit scheme. Its a real looker.
  15. This I think is a special item to note within that link "The year to date ridership as of December 31, 2016, is 6,512,338 compared to 6,348,844 for the year ending December 31, 2015 which represents an increase of 163,494 one-way rides or 2.58%. This percentage increase is above the industry trend where many transit properties are seeing less than 2% increases in ridership. " Im sure the U-Pass is why