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Kingston Transit kicks-off public transit review sessions with urban transit expert

April 7, 2016 -

Kingston Transit is conducting a review of transit service and fares and is inviting the public to offer its thoughts at a number of upcoming information sessions.

To kick-off the review process urban transit expert, Jeff Casello, has been invited to lead the first session on Thursday, April 14 at the Isabel Turner Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. This session will include an interactive question-and-answer period. Casello provided guidance to Kingston Transit ahead of the introduction of its popular Express service. See more about his expertise, below.

Residents are invited to come to one of these public information sessions to offer service improvement ideas. Your input will help shape Kingston Transit's operational plan for 2017-2021:

  • 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at the Isabel Turner branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.  Jeff Casello, an urban transportation expert, will lead this session.
  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at LaSalle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15.
  • 6 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at the Isabel Turner branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.
  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at QECVI, 145 Kirkpatrick St.

Require accessibility accommodations? Contact Ying Gilbert at ygilbert@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 2528 at least five business days before the date of the meeting you are attending.

More about Jeffrey Casello

Casello has been invited back by Kingston Transit to lead this session to discuss best practices in public transit and how they apply to Kingston.  Casello and his team provided the expert guidance to Kingston Transit staff in 2009-10 that led to recent transit service improvements, including the introduction of express service.  Casello, a University of Waterloo professor, is an expert in the planning, design and operation of public transportation systems. He has worked with many transit agencies and cities including, Singapore, Washington, Houston, Philadelphia, London and Mexico City.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.