LaSalle Transit Bus

LaSalle Transit continues to operate on the Saturday service schedule, operating one bus Monday through Saturday. Town of LaSalle administration, along with Transit Windsor officials, continue to monitor capacity on the bus. Over the course of the past several months, ridership numbers have remained significantly below pre-pandemic levels. 

Return to Regular Schedule

Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021, LaSalle Transit will return to regular operations. The hours of operation are one bus Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and a second bus during the peak morning and afternoon hours. There is one bus operating on Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Due to current public health guidance on bus capacity limitations, Transit Windsor/LaSalle Transit is limiting capacity to 40 passengers per bus. This may result in buses being unable to accommodate some riders. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Protective barriers have been installed on all Transit Windsor and LaSalle Transit buses to ensure employee safety while maintaining sightlines and visibility for drivers. Passengers will be asked to follow a one-way flow, boarding through the front of the vehicle and exiting through the rear doors. Exceptions will be made enabling customers with mobility issues to exit through the front of the bus.

Riders are encouraged to re-load Transit Windsor Smart Cards at either the Windsor International Transit Terminal (300 Chatham Street West) or at the Transit Centre (3700 North Service Road East). For Smart Card users, please note that the category Youth replaces Student, and those Smart Cards that were programmed as a Student will not reload. You will need to visit the Windsor International Transit Terminal or the Transit Centre.

Announcing Windsor Transit Route 518X

A new limited-stop express route from Tecumseh Mall to St. Clair College via Devonshire Mall will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Route 518X will reduce travel times between East Windsor and the college by over an hour each way. This will allow LaSalle Transit riders to transfer buses at St. Clair College and take the express route to Tecumseh Mall. 

Taking Transit to COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics

  • You must have an appointment to receive a vaccination. Please visit WEVax.ca, your one-stop source for COVID-19 vaccination in Windsor and Essex County, including information on eligibility, how to book an appointment, clinic locations and more.
  • The City of Windsor is waiving the fare costs on LaSalle Transit and Transit Windsor buses for anyone travelling to or from a COVID-19 mass-vaccination clinic appointment.

Travel Tips for Riders

  • Do not take public transit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19
  • When possible, allow space to maintain physical distancing from each other and the driver. If the bus is too crowded, wait for the next one.
  • Do not touch any surfaces in the bus shelter while you wait for the bus.
  • Maintain a 2-metre distance from others while waiting for the bus.
  • Allow passengers to exit the bus before you enter.
  • Keep and use an alcohol based hand sanitizer to clean your hands before and after entering the bus.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose. 
  • Consider changing your commute time to less busy times.
  • Maintain a log of the date, time and bus route in the event you need this information.
  • LaSalle Transit and Transit Windsor's mandatory mask policy remains in effect.
  • Remember, wearing a mask is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing.

Cleaning and Sanitization

Transit Windsor has implemented an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule.

  • Buses: We have increased the frequency of bus cleanings, wiping down all hard surfaces, operator compartments and passenger seats using Oxivir, Virox, Sani-Q disinfectant solutions.
  • Terminals: All hard surfaces in transit terminals are sanitized regularly on a daily basis. Cleaning and sanitizing schedules will be in place for the foreseeable future.

For service information with respect to COVID-19, visit the Transit Windsor website.

LaSalle Transit Background Information

The Town of LaSalle started a Transit Feasibility Study in the fall of 2015. Public information sessions were held at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex and at the LaSalle Civic Centre. A telephone survey was conducted and questionnaires were made available to the public. The consultant, Steer Davies Gleave, made presentations at LaSalle Council meetings explaining the findings in their study.  There is strong support in the community to invest in a public transit system. For more information, visit our Transit Feasibility Study page.

In March 2017, LaSalle Council agreed to enter into a contract with Transit Windsor to provide transit service in LaSalle. The service started on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The service operates Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.