Express And Late Night Transit Options Rolling Out For Georgian Students

Barrie Transit Adding A Dedicated Route and Increasing Weekend Service To and From Downtown

When Georgian College students start going to class, they’ll have a new bus route or two to get them there.

Route 100 and Late Night Loop

Barrie City Hall has rolled out a new express route, called Route 100, that will go to the college, downtown and Georgian Mall, taking some pressure off other bus routes.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I think it’s great that they’re giving us the opportunity” says Georgian College Student Union President Jonah Brandridge, “realizing that students are an important part of Barrie, especially in the north end of Barrie.”[/perfectpullquote]

A late night loop is also being added, two additional route 8 trips on Friday and Saturday nights, getting students home safe.

“It’s Adaptable, It’sFlexible.”

Brandridge touted the working relationship between the Student Union and City Hall in creating these extra routes. An advisory committee had been struck, Brandridge sits on it, along with a few members of Georgian College and City Hall, meeting regularly to discuss transit issues among others.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”It’s adaptable, it’s flexible” says Brandridge “as things come up, and new changes are needed, we’ll be able to implement those changes.”[/perfectpullquote]

Related: Barrie Council Okays $86 Bus Pass For Georgian College Students

This comes following a Barrie City Hall U-pass pilot program serving the downtown campus last Fall.