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New Sarnia Transit Busses

By City Staff

Starting Monday, November 20, 2017, Sarnia Transit will be operating with two new 40-foot busses.

The new Nova LFS busses seat 31 people and are equipped with many new, accessible features.

“The busses have a low floor, with kneeling capability, and ramps at both the front and rear. This allows for easy wheelchair and mobility device access,” explains Lee Patterson, Deputy Director of Sarnia Transit.

“The addition of the new busses is a significant improvement to our 27 bus fleet, and has allowed us to retire our oldest bus, a 1995 model,” states Patterson.

“Passengers travelling with wheelchairs or mobility devices can be positioned in three different ways. This allows passengers more freedom to self-serve on their ride, enabling independence for riders who may have needed assistance from a driver in the past,” explains Dale Mosley, Accessibility Coordinator.

New call stop technology provides audio and visual information about upcoming stops, creating an improved experience for people with vision or hearing difficulties.

In 2018, Sarnia Transit plans to launch a real-time, online bus information system that will help passengers track the location of their bus.

With matching funding from the provincial government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the City plans to continue to upgrade the fleet in coming months,” states Patterson.

This article was posted Friday, November 17, 2017 10:48 AM

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