Niagara Region Transit is picking up speed on its way to becoming fully integrated by 2021.
But a push may be needed to help Niagara’s transit providers develop a new governance model.
Niagara’s GO Implementation Office transportation lead Kumar Ranjan updated members of the Linking Niagara transit committee Wednesday on next steps towards establishing a seamless transit service for the region.
This year, he said, Niagara Region Transit services are expected to increase to 89,000 hours, by merging routes currently run by St. Catharines Transit, plus Welland Transit routes between Niagara College and its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus, as well as Brock University. A new route is being considered that will provide direct service between the university and the Niagara-on-the-Lake college campus.