News & Public Notices
Kingston Transit offers free transit this Saturday
November 15, 2016 -
Kingston Transit and Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area will offer free transit this Saturday, Nov. 19 in celebration of the 13th 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 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.
"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 hop on a bus from one of these locations and get exactly where they want to go using public transit. The 501 Express from the Kingston Gospel Centre to the Kingston Centre Transfer Point, close to where the Parade starts, is just an eight-minute ride. And you won't have to find parking," 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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