Over the next couple months, the Town will be implementing Phase III of its Transit Route,
Bus Stop and Facility Improvements Plan. Phase III includes the design and installation of
168 new bus stops on three new routes around Fort Erie, which in turn would eliminate the
use of a flag stop system.
“We are excited to be entering the last phase of Fort Erie’s current Transit Improvements
plan,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “We know how important accessibility to public transit is
for many individuals, young and old. These enhancements will better connect our residents
to their community and help give them the flexibility they need to live their lives more fully.”
Over the next couple weeks, Town crews will be marking out locations and installing posts for
69 of the 168 newly identified bus stops. Once marked, crews will then review the property for
underground works such as gas lines and will identify the safest location to install a new bus
stop sign. The other locations will be identified by signs posted on hydro poles, street poles or
in new shelters. The work should be completed by the end of August. A map providing the
new locations will be available on the Town’s website once the work is complete.
All bus stops are intended to be within a certain walking distance from each other as well as
located in areas served or attended by the public. New bus stop signs will be installed prior to
the new routes becoming effective on September 5, 2017.
Additional enhancements to the Town’s transit system include:
• A new three route system and service expansion
• A main bus hub to be located on the Town municipal site at the Leisureplex
• Extended hours of transit service
For more information about the Transit Route, Bus Stop and Facility Improvements Plan,
please contact Carla Stout, Transit Manager, at email@example.com or 905-871-1600, ext.