Changes come into effect for Niagara Region Transit today
Some changes have been made to Niagara Region Transit.
Starting today, service is expanding on several routes and service is being added for the Town of Pelham.
There are also two new routes - the first connects the St. Catharines Terminal to Niagara College's Glendale Campus (replacing route #26), and the second connects Niagara College's Welland Campus, Pelham's Meridian Community Centre, and Brock University (replacing the Brock Link).
A Universal Support Person Pass will also be available, allowing support people travelling with a person requiring specialized assistance to ride the bus for free.
Other changes taking effect include:
- 25 (Port Colborne to Welland) – Eliminated midday breaks in service and extended the service hours to 10 p.m.
- 40A/45A (Express Niagara Falls to Niagara College Glendale Campus) – Extended the service hours to eliminate the service break in the middle of the day
- 50/55 (Niagara Falls to St. Catharines) – Standardized and extended the operating hours Monday to Saturday
- 60/65 (Niagara Falls to Welland) – 30 min service all day (Monday to Friday) and added two additional hours of service on Saturdays
- 60A/65A (Express Niagara Falls to Welland) – Morning and afternoon Express service every 15 minutes during peak periods
- 70/75 (St. Catharines to Welland) – Increased the frequency of service to 30 minute intervals all day (Monday to Friday only) and increased service hours by two hours (Monday to Saturday)
A simulation that was put on by Niagara Health this week that helps train doctors with a mannequin that acts like a human body.
City Council approved sharp bins in the community to try and cut down on needles found in public spaces.