Fort Erie Transit

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Fort Erie Transit
Fort Erie logo.png
Founded 1977
Headquarters 1 Municipal Centre Drive
Locale Town of Fort Erie
Service area Fort Erie, Crescent Park, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 1
Fleet 3
Operator Can-ar Coach Service (Tokmakjian Inc.)[1]
Website Public Transit
Logo used by previous operation

Fort Erie Transit provides local accessible bus service to the inhabitants of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, just across the Peace Bridge and the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York.

The Town of Fort Erie has provided public bus service since 1977. [2] Consideration will be given to make the transit service accessible to as many riders as possible without impacting on bus scheduling. [3]

Services[edit]

Scheduled Route[edit]

Regular operation consists of a single route served by two buses, running approximately once every hour. Service is provided Monday to Saturday between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m, with no public holiday or Sunday service.[4] The route begins in Downtown Fort Erie, then loops along Central and Bertie Streets to serve the shopping plazas. It then travels along Albany and Dominion Streets through the Crescent Park neighborhood, before travelling inland to serve the municipal complex. The route next serves Ridgeway and ends in Crystal Beach.

As of September 2, 2008, Niagara Transit started operating a new service from Niagara Falls into Fort Erie, connecting with the Fort Erie Transit bus at Wal Mart Plaza at 750 Garrison Road.[5]

FAST[edit]

Fort Erie Accessible Specialized Transit (FAST) provides transportation for those unable to walk 175 metres or climb the three steps to board a regular Fort Erie Transit bus. The FAST service is operated by the Canadian Red Cross Niagara on behalf of the Town of Fort Erie. A modern accessible fleet of three vans are in service with trained drivers. Applications for service are received by the Town of Fort Erie's Transit Administrator and must be signed by a licensed health care professional.[6]

Niagara Specialized Transit[edit]

This service, operated by the Canadian Red Cross, is for eligible residents of Niagara Region who need to travel between municipalities for medical appointments, employment or education purposes. [7]

Intercity service[edit]

Private intercity coach services are primarily operated by Coach Canada and Greyhound, with connections to Hamilton and Toronto and to US destinations via Buffalo.[8] The terminus is located at Robo Mart, 21 Princess Street at Waterloo Street.

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