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Kingston Transit offers free transit this Saturday

November 14, 2017 -

Kingston Transit and Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area will again offer free transit this Saturday, Nov. 18 in celebration of the 14th annual Nighttime Santa Parade. Kingstonians are invited to ride any Kingston Transit bus on any route (local and express) free all day long!

In addition to the free rides, Kingston Transit will add buses to its standard Saturday schedule to offer 15-minute service on all express routes from 3 – 8:30 p.m. This special event express schedule will be available at www.kingstontransit.ca.

"The extra service we're offering this Saturday is the perfect excuse for people to try one of our Park and Ride locations. Riders can drive their vehicles to a Park and Ride, hop on a bus and we can take them right downtown to all the action! For example, the 601 Express from Innovation Drive east of Highway 15 will take you right to our Downtown Transfer Point at Bagot and Brock streets. You will be downtown in 20 minutes!" says Jeremy DaCosta, manager, Kingston Transit.

Kingston Transit offers free parking at five Park and Ride locations throughout the city: Centre 70 at Front and Days roads, the INVISTA Centre at 1350 Gardiners Rd., Kingston Gospel Temple at 2295 Princess St., Montreal Street at Highway 401, and Innovation Drive east of Hwy. 15. Bus stops are within a short walking distance of each of these locations.

Downtown Kingston!'s annual Nighttime Santa Claus Parade starts at 5 p.m. and runs along Princess Street from Bath Road to Ontario Street. The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 7:15 p.m. at Springer Market Square.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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. 

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