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You can book a Brandon bus starting November 1st

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: October 19, 2021 09:02

Transit's 'On Demand' service designed to improve connectivity

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Brandon Transit 'On-Demand' begins November 1st. The city says it'll run Monday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight - and on statutory holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

In a news release, the City says "the one-year pilot project will improve the connectivity of our entire city and will provide a more convenient option for passengers. It will also reduce wait times, expand the Transit coverage across the city, and improve service during off peak hours. 

Transit On-Demand is public transit without a fixed route or schedule. Rides can be booked through the Blaise Transit App* or online at ride.blaisetransit.com. Passengers will need to plan their trip in advance, at least 30 minutes before their departure time. Trips can be booked up to seven days in advance. Once booked, the bus will pick up and drop off at pre-set locations throughout the city.  

You can download the free app on The App Store at https://www.apple.com/ca/app-store/  or on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store 

In addition to the on-demand service, new virtual stops will be added on the Blaise app. Virtual stops will not have physical signs posted in those locations. Transit On-Demand will also be extended into areas that have not been serviced by transit such as West McDonald Avenue, the North hill, the south end, as well as the Brookwood and Waverly Park areas. This type of service allows for easier expansion into future development areas utilizing new virtual stops."  

Conventional Transit will continue to run fixed routes during the following times: 

Monday to Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Brandon Access Transit service will remain unchanged. 

There is no additional cost to take an on-demand trip; use regular transit fare cash or a smart card to board the bus for the ride.  

To learn more about Transit On-Demand, visit https://brandontransit.ca/ondemand 

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