Orillia Transit

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Orillia Transit
Orillia Transit bus 0715 closeup.jpg
Founded 1975
Headquarters 445 Laclie St.
Locale Orillia, Ontario
Service area Urban area
Service type Bus service, Paratransit
Routes 5
Fleet 10 buses
Operator First Student Canada
Website Orillia Transit

Orillia Transit is operated by First Student Canada (formerly Laidlaw School Transit) under contract to the City of Orillia in central Ontario, Canada. First Student Canada provides drivers, maintains the vehicles and supplies fuel. Service is provided on four routes throughout the city every day except statutory holidays, and one weekday special industrial area service. All of these routes run on loops which depart and end at the downtown bus terminal on Peter Street at Mississauga Street.[1]

Orillia has had transit service since the 1950s when a private operator, Orillia Transportation Company, started to provide local bus service to the city. Responsibility for the service was assumed by the city in 1975 and in 1978 a specialized transit service for persons with disabilities was introduced.[2]

Services[edit]

Scheduled routes[edit]

Buses operate on one way loops out and back from West Street and Mississaga Street in downtown.Coordinates: 44°36′30″N 79°25′11″W / 44.60833°N 79.41972°W / 44.60833; -79.41972 Each route varies on alternate trips to cover a slightly different portion of the service area and still maintain a half-hourly frequency. Weekday service Saturday service

  • North - serves West Street North, Orillia Square Mall, Coldwater Road
  • Laclie - serves Front Street North, Laclie Street, Bay Street
  • South - serves Colborne Street East, Front Street South, West Street South
  • Georgian - serves Mississauga Street West, Barrie Road, Memorial Avenue, O.P.P. Central Headquarters, Huronia Regional Centre, Georgian College, Colborne Street West
  • West Ridge - serves Coldwater Road,Wal-mart, West Ridge Boulevard, Lakehead University

OWLS[edit]

Orillia Wheelchair Limousine Service is Orillia's special needs busing service[3] for persons who have "physical mobility limitations"[4] and are unable to use traditional public transit.

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