Council approves Transit Master Plan

Council has approved recommendations outlined in the Lindsay Transit Master Plan focused on expanding the reach of transit within Kawartha Lakes and meeting the needs of an aging population.

“Our goal is to provide a transit service plan that meets public transit needs in a financially responsible way,” explains Todd Bryant, Manager of Fleet and Transit. “The plan maps out what transit services will look like for the next 10 years. We will build on recent successes, improve service reliability and accessibility and expand our reach within the City where feasible.”

Recommendations to be implemented throughout the next 10 years include:

•        Adding Sunday service to all routes and LIMO

•        New routes to service new developments in Lindsay

•        Extending service later in the evening

•        Adding service to the GO bus stop at Highway 35 and Highway 115

•        Adding service that would link Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls to Lindsay

•        Install smart card technology and accommodate mobility payment

•        Equip buses with bike racks

•        Heated bus shelter at the downtown transfer location

•        Consolidate transit operations to one building location

•        Adding a Community Liaison staff member

“We would like to thank everyone who provided input to help us develop this plan including the Transit Advisory Board, Accessibility Advisory Committee, members of Council, Transit Riders, local businesses, students, bus operators,” said Councillor and Transit Advisory Board Committee member Gord James. “Your feedback has helped us create a plan that will build on the successful performance growth of both Lindsay Transit and LIMO over the last five years.”

Current tax support for City Transit Services is area rated to Lindsay residents only.

The Transit Master Plan is available online by visiting the City of Kawartha Lakes website.