A Busy First Week of School for Transit Windsor


The first week of school is in the rear-view mirror, but there's still another week of adjustments ahead for Transit Windsor.

Thousands of students from local high schools, St. Clair College and the University of Windsor joined the morning commute after Labour Day — causing a few hiccups, according to General Manager Pat Delmore.

Delmore says many buses were filled to capacity and had to leave people behind for the next bus, but that's not unusual during the first couple weeks of the school year.

"We monitor all of the services the first week, week and a half, and do a little tweaking, but, we get everyone to and from school," he says.

He says Transit Windsor will figure out which routes are drawing the most students and adjust.

"Some of those students may have graduated and moved on and fewer students are there, so even those services all need to be tweaked," he says. "Sometimes you can free up an additional bus and you put it in where you need it and sometimes you need an additional bus."

Delmore says things tend to settle down once students get into their routine.

"Students are adjusting to new schedules and they're going early, so the early morning was extremely busy," added Delmore.

Delmore expects things to go a lot smoother after shifting resources to the busiest routes over the previous week.

— with files from AM800's Peter Langille