Orangeville Transit studying service and route changes

June 23, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Transit is undertaking a Transit Optimization Study, to see possible changes with its routes and service.

The study is to evaluate the existing service provided by Orangeville Transit and see new opportunities to improve them.

Dillon Consulting Limited and Orangeville Transit are proposing a new low-floor 30 feet bus and more routes extending throughout Orangeville. There’s also a proposal to introduce Sunday service and longer hours weekdays and Saturday.

There is a proposal to introduce a fourth bus and a terminal at Westdale Mall on Broadway. Designed to reduce transfers, waiting and travel time, it will better connect major destinations in town.

The proposed fourth bus is designed for easier access for people with physical disabilities, making it quicker for them to get on, which reduce delays. It will be able to hold nearly twice as many passengers than the current ones.

Estimates of cost of the bus range from $250,000 to $400,000. If the terminal moves from Fourth Street, costs are from $150,000 to $600,000.

John Lackey, Manager of Operations and Development at Orangeville Public Works, says another report will be brought to Council, most likely in September.

An open house at Town Hall Monday evening (June 20), allowed the public to see proposed transit options and ask questions.

Until end of June, the Town and Dillon Consulting Limited are using an online engagement tool, Mind mixer, to promote discussion and feedback with the public.

Visit to join and discuss and provide opinions and questions.

The next steps will be consulting the Westdale Mall property owner, Orangeville Council and conduct a preliminary design of the terminal and routes.

 By Jasen Obermeyer

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