Tecumseh Transit

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Tecumseh Transit is the transit provider for Tecumseh Ontario, a suburban town outside of Windsor Ontario. Operations is contracted out to First Student Canada. One bus is used on one route that covers several areas of the town from 6AM to 6PM. Transfers can also be made with Transit Windsor at Tecumseh Mall, although the full fare must be paid. Ridership in 2010 was 9209 and for 2011 it was 22,800. Ridership for 2015 was 28,846. Also of note, one bus stop(#4A) is in the boundaries of Lakeshore, the result of a 6 month trial, which is now permanent.

History

Back in 1986, Tecumseh had transit service from January to June of that year. As a 6 month trial, it had failed due to low ridership. The bus used was ex-GO Transit #1505, then owned and operated by Chatham Coach Lines.

Request for proposals for a provider of bus service were made October 29, 2009. First Student Canada was chosen to run the service. On Tuesday, November 22, the proposal to launch the bus service in the town was approved, and service commenced on December 21, 2009. Tecumseh Seniors Transit's 30ft Blue Bird bus was used for the service until the bus ordered specifically for Tecumseh transit was delivered and in service. Service was free from December 21, 2009 to January 31, 2010 as a promotion until the fares go into effect. After the extention to Tecumseh Mall, Tecumseh Transit's ridership increased from around 500 riders a month to around 1500 riders.

Tribune article on Tecumseh Transit

Route

Fares

Fare Type Cash Monthly pass 6 month pass Yearly pass Notes
Adult $2.50 $40.00 $200.00 $400.00
Child Free Ages 5 and under
Senior $2.00 $35.00 $175.00 $350.00 Ages 55 and over
Student $1.50 $30.00 $150.00 $300.00 Student ID required
  • Veterans, blind persons (With CNIB Card), and persons accompanying a disabled rider ride free.
  • Ride free from Tecumseh Mall with a valid Transit Windsor transfer.

Roster

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
3 Tecumseh Transit 3-a.jpg 2017 Ford
Champion
E-450
LF Transport
Ford Triton 6.8L V10 gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • Replaced bus 1
  • Wrapped in new paint scheme
  • Features front and side destination signs
4 2018 GMC
Glaval
G4500
Titan II LF
GM Vortec 6.0L V8 gasoline GM 6L90 6-speed automatic
  • Features front and side destination signs

On Order

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
Tecumseh Transit Bluebird CS.jpg 2002 Blue Bird CS Bus
  • Ex-Tecumseh Seniors Transit.
1 Tecumseh Transit 1-a.jpg 2009 Ford
Diamond
E-450
VIP 2500
Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110W
2 Tecumseh Transit 2-a.jpg 2010 Ford
Glaval
E-450
Universal
Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • Was wrapped for The War of 1812.
193 1979 OBI 01.503
(Orion I)
Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643

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