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Two info sessions on Transit Expansion plans

June 9, 2014 -

Kingston Transit is holding two public information sessions to share information about the second phase of the Transit Redevelopment Plan 2011-2015. The second phase of the Plan is scheduled to begin in May 2015 and includes the addition of two express routes and further modifications to the existing network.

Express 2 will connect Kingston East to the Downtown, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Queen's University, and Kingston General Hospital. Express 3 will add service from the west end of the city, along Gardiners Road and Bath Road to the Downtown, with new service added along Division Street north to the Rideau Heights and Markers Acres neighbourhoods.

Some existing local routes will be changed to support the two new Express routes including Routes 1, 9, 12, 12A, and 19. As planned Route 9, a route introduced in September 2013 as a pre-cursor to Express 3, will be modified and converted to an Express route.

In September 2013, Kingston Transit launched the first phase of the Plan that included the first of the three planned express routes, higher frequency service, expanded service hours and new fleet. The second phase will expand the Express service backbone across the city and bring more frequent, reliable service to more residents.

Residents are invited to attend to learn more about the overall expansion plans, the new express routes and specific modifications to existing routes for the eastern, central and northern neighbourhoods of the city.

The Public Information Sessions are:

  • Monday, June 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LaSalle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15
  • Wednesday, June 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Matthew's United Church, 31 Weller Avenue

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after a short presentation.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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