Have your say on transit route changes

Before implementing route changes, Barrie Transit wants to hear what transit users think of the revisions.
“We value all the feedback that we’ve heard from our riders,” says Dan Burton, Manager of Transit. “It’s important that we give our riders the opportunity to have their say and directly impact the final proposal on the changes that will be put forward to City Council.”
A map of the proposed route revisions can be found here. The changes are meant to:
• Increase system on-time reliability for transit riders
• Provide greater connections to earlier GO train service at Allandale and Barrie South locations
• Adjust schedules to allow for increased early morning service to South Barrie employment lands
• Increase direct system connectivity between south and north Barrie via the downtown terminal, reducing the number of transfers required
• Combine routes 8 and 10 to create a single more reliable route and improved schedule
• Provide alternatives for offering service to residents currently living further than one kilometre away from a transit stop location
• Deliver the revisions with no additional contract cost.
Comments will be accepted on the proposed route revisions until April 25 – feedback can be delivered online here, using the online feedback form, by phone at 705-739-4209, by email at transit@barrie.ca, by mail at Barrie Transit, c/o Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie Ontario, L4M 4T5, and in person at the following open houses:
• April 12, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Farmers Market
• April 14, 7-10 a.m. at the downtown terminal
• April 14, 4-6 p.m. at the downtown terminal
• April 15, 1-3 p.m. at the Parkview Centre
• April 16, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Allandale 55+ Centre, located at the Allandale Recreation Centre.
Revisions will only be considered when there are a significant number of concerns expressed with a route revision.