The wait is over. After a short, one-month delay, the Town of Fort Erie is back on track and ready to show off its new transit service upgrades, which take effect on Monday, Oct. 2.The wait is over. After a short, one-month delay, the Town of Fort Erie is back on track and ready to show off its new transit service upgrades, which take effect on Monday, Oct. 2.
“Fort Erie’s large land mass and multiple population centres have created challenges for our transit services in the past,” said Carla Stout, Transit Manager. “With input from Council, the Town’s citizen Transit Advisory Committee, multiple focus groups and a public survey, we were able to build the framework behind new transit routes, schedules and capabilities that meet most of the needs expressed by the participants.”
Some key highlights regarding upgrades to the Town’s transit system include:
- Expanded routes in Fort Erie, Ridgeway and Crystal Beach
- Additional route to Stevensville and Black Creek
- Connections to Niagara Falls, Brock University and Niagara College
- New main transit hub located at the Municipal Centre
- Expanded hours from 6am to 9pm on all routes
- New pre-paid smart cards available as a day/monthly pass or dollar value
- Audio and visual pre-boarding and onboard announcements of routes and stops
- New Fort Erie Transit website (fetransit.ca) with current route, bus location and updated arrival times available in real-time; up-to-date transit alerts and detours, and trip planning capabilities.
“Providing our community with convenient, cost-effective transportation is essential to meet the growing demands of our residents and others traveling within our town,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “Since the beginning of this Council term, we have made transportation a priority. By connecting our residents through municipal and regional transit systems, we are able to make a stronger, more accessible Fort Erie for all.”
FET offers riders the convenience of paying with cash, debit or credit when purchasing smart cards. Exact cash is accepted on board for a single ride. Children under 5 years and post-secondary students with a valid Brock University U-PASS or Niagara College Student ID (with transit sticker) are free.
For more information about the enhanced transit services, please visit fetransit.ca or call 1-833-BUS-LINE.
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