Welland Implementing a Transit Reservation System Effective Monday April 13, 2020


Welland – The City of Welland is announcing additional temporary changes to Welland Transit that will take effect Monday, April 13th.  A Transit Reservation system is being implemented to provide “essential” only public transportation for City residents.  The City will continue to operate Well-Trans service and Regional transit service remains the same including the Link with Port Colborne.

Here’s how the reservation model works:

·    service will be provided from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm

·    reservations have to be made 24 hours in advance by calling Welland Transit at 905-735-1700 x2291 (8am to 3pm)

·    this is not an on-demand same day service

·    those residents needing to be picked up will call Welland Transit and staff will take the reservation, and a bus will pick them up the following day

·    trips are restricted to:

·    medical appointments

·    employment

·    grocery store (one visit per week)

·    this service will be provided free of charge

Why are we doing this?

·    “go home and stay home” message remains key focus of public health

·    health and safety considerations of operators and passengers in light of public health directives to practice social distancing and avoid non-essential travel

·    ridership numbers have plummeted across region – we’re down about 80%

·    no transit revenue

·    provincial wide shutdown is expected to continue for several more weeks so ridership will remain very low

·    no ridership from Niagara College, Brock University, and schools – shut down

For more information regarding these changes to Welland Transit and the City’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website at www.welland.ca.

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