Give us your feedback on the new 2018 Transit Network.
We want your input on the 2018 transit network, which includes proposed bus route changes.
The launch of ION light rail service in 2018 will mean a whole new transit experience in the Region of Waterloo. When light rail service starts, many GRT bus routes will change to connect directly to ION stations. Others will run more directly and more often between important destinations. Aligning routes to support a grid network will help to make travel more efficient.
You can also share input at one of our public consultation centres:
Wednesday September 13, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
Waterloo Public Square, 75 Waterloo St. S.
Monday September 18, 3-8 p.m.
Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Road Kitchener
Thursday September 21, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Conestoga Mall, 550 King St. N, Waterloo
Wednesday September 27, 2-7 p.m
Wilfrid Laurier University, Concourse - Fred Nichols Campus Centre
75 University Avenue W., Waterloo
Tuesday October 3, 3-7 p.m.
Region of Waterloo Headquarters, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
Monday, October 16, 2 - 7 p.m.
University of Waterloo, DC 1301
200 University Ave. W., Waterloo
Wednesday October 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Conestoga College Doon campus, Student Life Centre Lower Atrium
200 Doon Valley Dr., Kitchener
There will also be displays set up at the Charles and Ainslie Terminals, with comment forms so you can submit your feedback.
The 2018 changes are part of GRT’s New Directions plan to build a better, faster transit network over the next five years. A strong transit network is essential to keep our region moving as our population continues to grow. Investing in transit will help us manage congestion, reduce urban sprawl, and get the most out of our transportation infrastructure.
There are six key priorities in New Directions:
Seamless connections to ION
Bus routes redesigned to connect directly to ION light rail or ION bus stations, so you can transfer seamlessly.
New express routes running on key corridors
Fast, direct service between key destinations.
More frequent service on busy routes
Leave when you want, without checking the schedule, because there's always a bus coming.
More direct routes supporting a grid network
Local routes redesigned for more efficient travel.
Fast and convenient electronic fare payment
Tap a smart card on the electronic farebox to pay your fare, and load value on your card right from home.
More comfortable rides, stops and stations
New passenger facilities, more shelters and more real-time displays. Plus more frequent service means less crowded buses.
These key priorities have guided the design of the 2018 transit network. The proposed changes to bus routes include new express service, direct connections to ION, routes running more directly between key destinations, and more frequent service on busy routes.
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- If you require further information, please contact:
Grand River Transit
250 Strasburg Road
Kitchener ON N2E 3M6