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Kingston Transit offers free transit this Saturday

November 12, 2018 –

Kingston Transit and Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area will offer free transit this Saturday, Nov. 17 in celebration of the 15th annual Nighttime Santa Parade. Kingstonians are invited to ride any Kingston Transit bus on any route (local and Express) for free all day long!

In addition to the free rides, Kingston Transit will add buses to their 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 or when using real-time transit apps such as Google Maps, Transit or Moovit.

"The extra service we're offering this Saturday is the perfect excuse for people to try one of our Park & Ride locations. Riders can drive their vehicles to a Park & Ride, hop on a bus and we can take them right downtown to all the action! For example, the new 801 Express bus from the Montreal St. Park & Ride at Highway 401 will take you right to our Downtown Transfer Point at Bagot and Brock St. You will be downtown in less than 20 minutes!" says Jeremy DaCosta, Director, Transit and Fleet Services.

Kingston Transit offers free parking at five Park & 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