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LaSalle Transit Service

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Front Door Boarding and Fare Collection on Transit

Front door boarding by Transit Windsor and LaSalle Transit passengers will resume on Monday, October 26. It was scheduled to start on October 19, but has been postponed.

Protective barriers are being 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.

Effective Monday, October 19, fare collection will also resume. 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.

Following the best advice of public health experts, the mandatory mask policy will remain in effect indefinitely and capacity limitations will continue to allow for social distancing onboard. Transit Windsor will continue to operate on an enhanced Saturday service schedule, Monday through Saturday, until ridership figures indicate additional service is required. Sunday service will continue on the Sunday schedule. Transit Windsor continuously monitors capacity on buses and high-frequency routes to add additional vehicles when required.

LaSalle Transit will continue 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. Current ridership during September has been reduced by about 60% as compared to 2019.

For service information with respect to COVID-19, visit the Transit Windsor website. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has provided a series of recommendations and advice for Transit Windsor as well as local transit users: www.wechu.org/guidance-using-public-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.