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New Brandon Transit Route Network Comes Into Effect July 31st


July 13, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon and Brandon Transit wish to inform the public that changes to the City’s public transit route network will come into effect at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 31st, 2017. While all routes will see some degree of change, Brandon Transit officials would like to assure the public that NO changes are being made to the current service hours, which are Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday and statutory holidays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Transit officials have finalized the new route network following a period of public consultation and review this spring. Detailed maps and route schedules for all finalized new routes can be found on the Brandon Transit website at http://brandontransit.ca/routes-schedules/route-changes.


Through the consultation and review process, planners have adjusted multiple stop locations, have added requested sections, and have reversed the direction of travel on some routes to better meet the needs of riders. In addition, transit stops will be removed along Braecrest Drive and McDonald Avenue due to very low ridership along these streets. Brandon Transit will continue to provide public transit to this area via a Trans-Cab system. Riders who use the current stops along Braecrest Drive and McDonald Avenue are urged to contact Brandon Transit by phone at 204-729-2279 or by emailing transit@brandon.ca to learn more about the new method available for accessing transit services along those streets.

New route names, chosen from a variety of suggestions submitted by Brandon Transit riders and staff, will also come into effect on Monday, July 31st, and are as follows:

  • Route 4 – TransCanada
  • Route 5 – Assiniboine
  • Route 8 – Maryland West
  • Route 14 – Victoria West
  • Route 15 – East Hospital/ACC
  • Route 16 – South End Link
  • Route 17 – South Central
  • Route 22 – Riverheights West
  • Route 23 – 1st Street South
     

New signage at all route stop locations will be in place in time for the new network’s implementation, and it is anticipated Brandon Transit’s Google Trip planner site will be updated one week in advance of the new route network’s start date. All questions relating to the new route network should be directed to Brandon Transit via email at transit@brandon.ca, by phone at 204-729-2279 or via online form at http://brandontransit.ca/contact-info/contact-us-online.


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