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The city has a survay going right now about the transit. They are looking into the service maybe expanding it or modifying it. Gave them a ton of suggestions in the comment section. 

On 8/23/2016 at 4:21 PM, PHATMATT51 said:

So since Route one is always late instead of adding a 5th route they add more to the other 3 so they can all be late at the same time. Interesting concept. Take away 52 stops in the process. 

And to add to this i was correct, ALL routes are always late(or early). You never know when the bus is going to be at your stop unless you have the App. You could be standing out there for 35-40 mins for a bus if you dont have it. 

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Its been in the design stage for a few years now. Will believe it when I see it. B was suppose to be theamsville-bothwell back when I was working for Aboutown but kept getting put off caused of funding. In 2012 we were designing a 5th city route as well but it got scrapped cause of funding as well. Instead they eliminated bus stops on all routes to save time.

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Sounds like CK Transit is finally going to put a 5th run out to cover the newly opened casino on Richmond st and help easy the over loading on route 1 and adding mid day service for the urban routs.  Also will be looking at other issues like Sunday service and running later than 7:15(talking to a member of the CK transit task force)

 

https://www.chathamdailynews.ca/news/local-news/new-bus-route-proposed

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Sounds like also adding a extra inter-urban run as well to fill the gap between 11:45-4:15. Suppose to start in September.  

 

Also city has been having public showing of possible revamped of the system. One shows city owned 30ft buses(was told likely Grande West as I guess there was a demo here last month that they really liked) with later hours, 5 routes and betier coverage. Another option is a dial-a-ride option. Having multiple vehicles and just call a stop number when you need a ride. 

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New city route started on tuesday. #5 covers parts of route 1,3, and 4. Its offset from the rest as its a longer run. Bus is the same type (has 4000 kms) and different seat configuration( Primiter seats on the left and regular dual seats on the right and 1 permenant spot for a wheelchair upfront on the right. #150 wish i had more info this was relayed from my gf as due to medical issues i havent been getting out much(sorry no pic of the bus yet)

 

Route 5

Route 5 follows:

Terminal> Wellington St> Fifth St> Thames St> Victoria Ave > Grand Av W> Lacroix St> Emma St> Violet St > Grand Av W> Courthouse Ln> Grand Ave W> St. Clair College> Grand Ave W> Keil Dr> Riverview Dr> Community- Living> Riverview Dr> Heritage Rd> Keil Dr> Casino> Richmond St> Queen St> McLean St> William St> Park St> Princess St> King St> Prince St> Park St> William St> Wellington St> Terminal

https://www.chatham-kent.ca/Transportation/Documents/ROUTE FIVE NEW AUG.pdf

 

Inter-Urban also went ahead with a mid-day schedule as well

Departure Times

The departure times from the Downtown Chatham terminal for Inter-Urban Transit are as follows:

  • Morning: 6:15 am and 8:45 am

  • Mid-day: 12:15p.m. (Monday - Friday, will not take place on Saturday's or Statutory Holiday's)

  • Afternoon: 4:15 pm and 6:45 pm

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Havent been on much do to health issues but here is a big update for CK Transit. 

An on-demand pilot program for Chatham, running from January, 2020 until June 30th, 2021 with a request for the purchase of two new buses.

https://ckxsfm.com/on-demand-evening-service-proposed-for-ck-transit/

Was approved by council the other night

On a smaller note all inner city buses all have a C infront of the numbers now. so now150 is now C150.

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CK Transit has reduced its hours and suspended night time buses. As well as continuing to limit to only 6 people on the bus at one time. 

Routes 1-4 will run from 8-5 Monday to Saturday. 30 min service 
Route 5 8:30-5:30 60 min service

interurban 6:45 run has been suspended 

para transit service will run mon-sat 8-5 ,Sunday service has been suspended. 
 

On a bus related note seen C-147 out the other day so another new bus 

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On 4/13/2020 at 5:25 PM, PHATMATT51 said:

CK Transit has reduced its hours and suspended night time buses. As well as continuing to limit to only 6 people on the bus at one time. 

Routes 1-4 will run from 8-5 Monday to Saturday. 30 min service 
Route 5 8:30-5:30 60 min service

interurban 6:45 run has been suspended 

para transit service will run mon-sat 8-5 ,Sunday service has been suspended. 
 

On a bus related note seen C-147 out the other day so another new bus 

Sounds like they picked up four or more buses.

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A federal and provincial grant worth $3.6 million has been awarded to Chatham-Kent to address public transit projects.

Municipal officials said applications for the grant were submitted in May of 2019, through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Some of the projects listed under the ICIP include terminal upgrades, more bus shelters, and new public transit vehicles with enhanced information and technology.

“Achieving this important milestone allows the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to proceed with projects designed to better serve our transit users and to improve public transportation services for the community,” read a release from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

CK Transit is currently operational, however, some scheduling adjustments have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Made a stop in Chatham the other day. Seen C110, C147 and C150 out. Upon closer inspections of the first two mentioned, they were former St. Thomas units while C150 is either a former demonstrator or Elliot Lake Transit unit.

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150 was the first to show up when they started the 5th route(was exclusively on it due to the seating I guess) 147 I’ve seen once or twice but 110 is new to me but then again I haven’t been out much due to medical issues.  
 

but on a good. It looks like a lot of systems including Chatham leamington, la Salle and St.Thomas will be getting upgrades to their systems and/or zero emission vehicles. The news article says stt is getting 14  vehicles and Chatham is getting 10 with upgrades to its real time and fare system. Also major upgrade to Chathams terminal and new 6 solar powered bus shelters 

 

https://blackburnnews.com/london/london-news/2020/08/05/feds-province-funding-transit-improvements-across-southwestern-ontario/

 

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https://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2021/01/16/permanent-improvements-may-coming-ck-transit/

5th route will be permanent going from 60 minute to 45 minutes

New buses won’t be here till July

 new bus shlters

Adjusting the on demand service at night

I say they should have gone back to six routes covering Chatham  then you would have absolutely no issues with over crowding 

 

 

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