Give us your feedback on the planned 2018 Transit Network.
Big changes are coming to GRT bus routes.
When light rail service starts, many GRT bus routes will change to connect directly to ION stations. Others will run more directly and more often between important destinations
In fall 2017, we held consultations on our plans for the 2018 Transit Network. We used your feedback to update our plans and make changes, which are highlighted below.
Learn more about what's changing and offer your input.
Public Information Centres
You can learn more about the changes and talk to Region staff at one of our public information centres:
Wednesday, March 21, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wilfrid Laurier University, Concourse - Fred Nichols Campus Centre
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Conestoga College, Doon (Kitchener) Campus - Lower Atrium
Wednesday, April 4, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener
Thursday, April 5, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Shops Uptown Waterloo, 75 King St. S., Waterloo
Tuesday, April 10, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Albert McCormick Community Centre, Beaupre Room, 500 Parkside Dr., Waterloo
Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lions Arena, Lions Hall, 20 Rittenhouse Rd., Kitchener
There will also be displays set up at the Charles and Ainslie Terminals, with comment forms.
Highlights of changes based on your feedback:
We updated the planned transit network based on the feedback we received during our public consultations in fall 2017.
Route 200/ION Bus: Sunday service would be improved to run every 15 minutes during the day, to match ION LRT service levels.
Route 7: Following concerns about frequency, Route 7 would run every 15 minutes all day along the entire route. During weekday peak periods, Route 7 would run every 7-8 minutes between Uptown Waterloo and Conestoga Mall.
Route 10: We received some feedback about the loss of neighbourhood service in the area of Old Mill Road, Pinnacle Drive and Doon Valley Drive. We’re proposing two options for service on Route 10, and asking for feedback on which would better address people’s travel needs.
Route 16: To address feedback about service frequency and connections, Route 16 would be extended to Uptown Waterloo, providing better connections to ION and other routes. The route would also operate on Hoffman Street between Ottawa Street and Highland Road East, to provide improved coverage to that neighbourhood and closer access to Mill Station. During weekday peak periods, Route 16 would operate every 15 minutes between Ottawa Street and Uptown Waterloo.
Route 73: Based on the feedback received, Route 73 would provide service to the Northlake neighbourhood every 30 minutes, with an extension to Rideau River Street. The route was also revised for a better connection with Northfield ION Station.
Route 76: To address concerns about access to service in Doon South, Route 76 would be extended to provide service further into the neighbourhood.
We have also made a number of smaller changes and revisions based on the feedback provided during our fall consultations.
If you require further information, please contact:
Grand River Transit
250 Strasburg Road
Kitchener ON N2E 3M6
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