Transit Windsor

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Area served Windsor & LaSalle, ON
Founded November 1, 1977
Fleet size 114 buses
Number of routes 14
Annual ridership 6,500,000
USDOT# MC/MX # Full Legal Name
248112 MC-124817 WINDSOR CHARTABUS INC

Transit Windsor (formerly the Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company) operates transit service in the Canadian city of Windsor, Ontario, Town of LaSalle(Route 25 LaSalle) and a small portion of Tecumseh. Transit Windsor is also unique in that it is one of only a few, if not the only, fixed-route transit agency that operates a frequent fixed transit route across an international border, through the Tunnel Bus service (formerly operated by the Detroit-Canada Tunnel Company) to the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, where connections are made with DDOT, SMART (including the Fast rapid transit service), M-1 Rail QLINE and the Detroit People Mover. Transfers can also be made to Tecumseh Transit at Tecumseh Mall in East Windsor. Transit Windsor also services and stores 1-2 Greyhound Canada buses per day.

History

Timeline of important events

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  • 1977 - On November 1, the Sandwich, Windsor and Amherstburg Railway Company becomes Transit Windsor. At the time, the active fleet consisted of 90 transit buses, two suburban buses, three highway coaches and one double-decker bus.
  • 1979 - The old Kildare Road garage is abandoned and torn down to make room for an expansion of a General Motors transmission plant. A portion of the property is temporarily leased back to Transit Windsor until the new administrative offices and garage at 3700 E.C. Row Avenue (since renamed North Service Road East) are dedicated on April 29.
  • 1982 - Transit Windsor took over the Tunnel Bus service, after the tunnel corporation ceased to operate the tunnel service. The buses used to operate the service were sold to an individual in Michigan, who ran a shuttle service for a private college. Eventually some were used for parts to keep the others running before ceasing operations.
  • 1988 - Mascot "Willi" is introduced.
  • 1989 - New fareboxes are installed in August, capable of reporting the number of boarding passengers, passenger types, bus routes and times of day.
  • 1996 - Fort Frances Transit ceases operation and sells two of their Orion Bus Industries Orion II buses to Transit Windsor, which then become their first low-floor buses. They would later be placed into service on the short-lived Devonshire Mall - Silver City Shuttle service in 1998.
  • 2000 - In January, Trip Tickets are introduced, allowing passengers to purchase one-way tickets in sheets of 10 at a discounted rate.
  • 2001 - Bike racks are installed on Transit Windsor's low-floor buses. High-floor buses were never equipped with bike racks as of 2016.
  • 2007 - The new Windsor International Transit Terminal opens.
  • 2016 - On August 24, the Transit Windsor garage receives minor damage from a nearby passing tornado.
  • 2017 - On September 5th, Transit Windsor will be expanding to include the town of LaSalle(Route 25 LaSalle).

Fares

Effective July 1, 2016.

Age Group Cash
(single fare)
Ticket​ Monthly Pass
City Tunnel City
(sheet of 5)
Tunnel
(single)
City Tunnel
Adult $3.00 $5.00 $12.65 $5.00 $95.70 $95.70
Senior (60+) $9.90 $48.40
Student $66.00
  • Children​ under 5 are free with a full paying passenger.
  • Affordable Pass Program (APP) - $48.40
  • Combo pass (city & tunnel) - ​$157.00/month
  • Corporate ValuPass - $73.95
  • Day Pass & Family day pass - $9.00
  • Student Summer Saver (2-month student pass for Jul & Aug) -​ $105.00
  • Windsor Spitfires shuttle - $3.00 round trip or $1.50 one way​ or valid bus pass or transfer.

Transfers

Facilities

Routes

Current City routes (as of September 4th 2017)

1A Transway 1C Transway 2 Crosstown 3 Central 3 West 4 Ottawa
5 Dominion 6 Dougall 7 South Windsor 8 Walkerville 10 Lauzon 14 Parent
25 Lasalle

International Travel

Tunnel Bus

Former Routes

Transit Windsor Route Timeline

Fleet

Transit Windsor currently utilizes 112 transit buses from Orion Bus Industries in Orion VI and Orion VII models, Nova Bus in the LFS model, New Flyer Industries in the diesel XD40 and second-hand D40i and diesel-electric hybrid DE40LFR and XDE40 models and ElDorado National in the E-Z Rider II model.

Active bus roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
413-418
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 413-a.jpg 1998 OBI Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 413,415,416,418Luminator Mega:MAX

414,417Luminator Horizon

  • Bike racks added in 2001.
  • 416 is retired
419-424
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 419-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Mega:MAX
  • Bike racks added in 2001.
  • 419,422 and 424 are retired.
425-430
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 429-a.jpg 2002 OBI Orion 07.501 Cummins ISC Allison B400R Axion Technologies LED
431-444
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 431-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion 07.501 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon
  • 437 is retired.
555-564
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 562-a.jpg 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102
2nd Generation
Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon
570-577
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 571-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS 40102
4th Generation
Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Axion Technologies LED
601-618
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 617-a.jpg 2009 New Flyer DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon
  • Equipped with rear destination signs
619-629
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 628-a.jpg 2011 New Flyer XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Axion Technologies LED
  • Equipped with rear destination signs
630-633
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 630-a.jpg 2013 New Flyer XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Axion Technologies LED
  • Equipped with rear destination signs
634-639
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 639-a.jpg 2014 New Flyer XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Axion Technologies LED
  • Equipped with rear destination signs
  • 639 was mistakenly given an XDE40 emblem on the passenger side.
670-685
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 684-a.jpg 2002/2003 New Flyer D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R6 Luminator Horizon
8001-8026
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 8007-a.jpg

Transit Windsor 8024-a.jpg

2017-2018 Nova Bus LFS 40102
4th Generation
Cummins L9 Voith D864.5 Axion Technologies LED
  • Equipped with rear destination signs.
  • Purchased through the Metrolinx Transit Procurement Initiative.
  • 8023 and 8024 wrapped for Lasalle Transit Service (expansion buses).
  • Delivered as 578-601, renumbered after delivery.

On Order

Retired bus roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
201-203 Transit Windsor 201-a.jpg 1980 OBI Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
201 (2nd) 1986 OBI Orion 02.502 Ex-Fort Frances Transit 994; bought in 1996.
202 (2nd) 1990 OBI Orion 02.502 Ex-Fort Frances Transit 995; bought in 1996.
204-207 1981 OBI Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
401-405 Transit Windsor 402-a.jpg 1984 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644
406-410 Transit Windsor 407-a.jpg 1985 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644 406 was the first bus to get a white livery in October 1998.
411-412 Transit Windsor 411-a.jpg 1991 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Rollsign
416
Bicycle rack equipped bus
1998 OBI Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Mega:MAX Bike rack added in 2001.
419, 424
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 419-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Mega:MAX Bike racks added in 2001.
437
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 431-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion 07.501 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon Caught fire and was a write-off.
499 Transit Windsor 499-a.jpg 1989 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Luminator Mega:MAX Former NYCMTA demo; bought in June 1999.
501-510 Transit Windsor 505-a.jpg 1986 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
511-518 Transit Windsor 517-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
515 (2nd) Transit Windsor 515-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign Ex-DDOT 1933, acquired January 15th, 2002.
519-526 Transit Windsor 526-a.jpg 1988 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
523 (2nd) Transit Windsor 515-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign Ex-DDOT 1947, acquired January 15th, 2002.
527-534 Transit Windsor 530-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Rollsign
535-542 Transit Windsor 539-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Rollsign
543-548 1991 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VR731 Rollsign
549-553
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 550-a.jpg 1997 Nova Bus LFS 40102
1st Generation
Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R 549, 551-552 Luminator Mega:MAX

550, 553 Axion Technologies LED

  • Equipped with rear destination signs
  • Bike racks added in 2001.
  • All are rebuilt.
554 Transit Windsor 554-b.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 Rollsign Ex-St. Thomas Transit 9101; acquired in 2002.
565 Transit Windsor 565-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Luminator Horizon
566 Transit Windsor 566-a.jpg 1985 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Luminator Horizon
567-569 Transit Windsor 567-a.jpg 1986 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
672, 679, 685
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 672-a.jpg 2002/2003 New Flyer D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R6 Luminator Horizon
701-702
Bicycle rack equipped bus
Transit Windsor 701-a.jpg 2006 ElDorado E-Z Rider II Cummins ISB Allison B300R Luminator Horizon
  • Bike racks added in 2016, previously the only low-floor buses in fleet without bike racks as these were initially intended for use on the Tunnel Bus.
703-708 Transit Windsor 704-a.jpg 1962 GMDD TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 703-708.
709-714 1963 GMDD TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 709-714.
715-716 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 715-716.
717-726 Transit Windsor 719-a.jpg 1965 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 717-726.
727-741 Transit Windsor 729-a.jpg 1966 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 727-741.
742-756 1967 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 742-756.
757-761 1968 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Formerly SW&A 757-761.
762-766 1968 GMDD T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly SW&A 762-766.
767-770 1969 GMDD T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly SW&A 767-770.
771-778 1975 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly SW&A 815-822.
801-806 1971 GMDD T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly SW&A 801-806.
807-814 1973 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly SW&A 807-814.
901-904 Transit Windsor 903-a.jpg 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
905-913 Transit Windsor 907-b.jpg 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
914-917 Transit Windsor 915-b.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
918-921 Transit Windsor 921-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
1815 1966 MCI MC-5A
1816-1817 1966 GMC PD-4107
2201-2210 Transit Windsor 2206-a.jpg 2002 Ford/Starcraft E-Series/Allstar
2501-2508 Transit Windsor 2503-a.jpg 2004 Ford/ElDorado E-450/
Aerolite
Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100 Rollsign Used on Caesar's Windsor Employee shuttle and low ridership routes.
2601 Transit Windsor 2601-a.jpg 2006 Ford/ElDorado E-450/
Aerolite
Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel Ford 4R100 Rollsign Used on Caesar's Windsor Employee shuttle and low ridership routes.
2701-2710 Transit Windsor 2702-a.jpg 2007-08 GMC/Goshen C4500/GC II 5500 GM Duramax Diesel 6.6L Allison 1000 Luminator Horizon Used on Caesar's Windsor Employee shuttle and low ridership routes.
9801-9810 Transit Windsor 9802-a.jpg 1998 Ford/Girardin E Super Duty/
MB-IV 200C
Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel

Leased/demo bus roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5009 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735 Leased from Mississauga Transit during June 1983.
8201 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735 Leased from Hamilton Street Railway during June 1983.
8202 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735 Leased from Hamilton Street Railway during June 1985.
Transit Windsor Ikarus demo-a.jpg 1984 OBI 03.501 Orion III demonstrator, leased from Orion during June 1985.
8206 Hamilton Street Railway 518206-a.JPG 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735 Leased from Hamilton Street Railway in June 1986.
8204 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735 Leased from Hamilton Street Railway in June 1987.
9370 1993 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 5HP590 Leased from Mississauga Transit in June 1995.
601-606 Transit Windsor 606.jpg 1981 Grumman Flxible 40102-6
Unknown, maybe 1980 OBI 01.501
  • All white bus with a green stripe with a gold border.
  • Demo'd for an unknown period during March of 1980.

Parts buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model VIN License plate Notes
402 2002 NFI D40i 2FYD3LN112U023926 Ex London Transit Commission, bought in 2014
429 2002 NFI D40i Ex London Transit Commission, bought in 2014?
430 2002 NFI D40i Ex London Transit Commission, bought in 2014?
440 2003 NFI D40i Ex London Transit Commission, bought in 2014?
443 2003 NFI D40i Ex London Transit Commission, bought in 2014?
312 1997 OBI Orion 06.501 CNG 1VH669K77V6040057 Ex London Transit Commission
325 1997 OBI Orion 06.501 CNG 1VH669K74V6040131 Ex London Transit Commission

Supervisor/service fleet

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model VIN License plate Notes
8 Ford Sweeper
15 GMC Plow
16 Ford F350/F450 Plow
20 Ford F-550 Service Truck
21 Ford F-250 Service Truck
88 GMC Tow Truck
132 Chrysler Concorde
201 Dodge Caravan Supervisor van
203 Dodge Caravan Supervisor van
204 Dodge Caravan Supervisor van
206 2008 Chevrolet Uplander Supervisor van
210 Dodge Grand Caravan BSKY 413 Supervisor van
211 Dodge Grand Caravan BSKY 415 Supervisor van
212 Dodge Grand Caravan Supervisor van
213 Dodge Grand Caravan BSRR 018 Supervisor van
217 Dodge Grand Caravan Supervisor van
218 Chevrolet Uplander AH 51796 Supervisor van
222 Dodge Grand Caravan Supervisor van
223 Dodge Grand Caravan CCHE 374 Supervisor van
224 Dodge Grand Caravan CCHE 375 Supervisor van
225 Dodge Grand Caravan Supervisor van
302 Service van
303 Service van
306 Service van
307 Service van
308 Service van
2202 2002 Ford/Starcraft E-series/AllStar
  • Maintenance Van
  • Converted from regular service vehicle

References

  1. http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/transitwindsor/Corporate-and-Contact-Information/History-/Pages/1970s-and-1980s.aspx
  2. http://www.citywindsor.ca/residents/transitwindsor/Corporate-and-Contact-Information/History-/Pages/Gearing-Up-for-the-New-Millennium.aspx

External links

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Current Fleet
Low Floor 413-418, 419-424, 425-430, 431-436, 438-444, 555-564, 570-577, 630-633, 634-639, 670-685, 701-702, 8001-8026
LF Hybrid 601-618, 619-629
Routes
Current 1A, 1C, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 25, Tunnel Bus
Facilities
Non-Passenger Transit Centre
Passenger Windsor International Transit Terminal, Downtown Detroit, Rosa Parks Transit Center
Far Southwest Ontario and Southeast Michigan Agencies
Ann Arbor
Port Huron
Chatham-Kent
Detroit bus
Detroit People Mover
Monroe
Leamington
Detroit M-1 Rail
Detroit M-1 Rail
RTA
Sarnia
Detroit suburbs
Tecumseh
Windsor