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County thanks drivers during Transit Worker Appreciation Day

'We’re grateful to transit workers for their continued commitment,' says warden
LINX Transit | File photo

March 18 is Transit Worker Appreciation Day, and the County of Simcoe would like to thank all transit staff and recognize the important role they play in keeping the local economy moving.

“Transit Worker Appreciation Day is a great opportunity to recognize the dedication of transit staff, who we rely on to get us to work, doctors’ appointments, school and more,” said Warden Basil Clarke. “We’re also pleased to see the continued growth in our LINX Transit system. With a 50 per cent increase in LINX Transit ridership last year, we know that this is an important service to our communities and we’re grateful to transit workers for their continued commitment.”

In 2017, county council approved a five-year, $5-million plan to create a regional transit service as part of the county’s transit implementation plan.

The county has now completed its initial five-year launch plan, launching six routes that span the county, including Route 1 from Penetanguishene/Midland to Barrie, Route 2 from Wasaga Beach to Barrie, Route 3 from Orillia to Barrie, Route 4 from Collingwood to Wasaga Beach, Route 5 from New Tecumseth to Bradford West Gwillimbury and Route 6 from Midland to Orillia.

The county is currently in the process of updating its transportation master plan, which will include a transit review. Planned future growth and expansion will guide the development of a new five-year plan and 10-year plan that will continue to enhance transportation links between local municipalities.

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