GOVA Transit Passes the Test for Improved Efficiency and Reliability


City of Greater Sudbury GOVA Transit is delivering its promise of better routes, better schedules and better service. Buses have been running 95 per cent on time during the first four days of a totally transformed transit service, a tremendous improvement over the 70 per cent average of the former transit system. Riders will notice further improvements as GOVA rolls through its first weekend of extended Sunday routes and schedules.

Riders are reminded to check for new weekend routes and schedules in the GOVA Riders’ Guide, online at, at the Downtown Transit Hub and by calling 705-675-3333. GOVA Transit service on Labour Day, September 2, will follow Sunday service schedules.

Front-line GOVA Transit ambassadors will remain available to help riders navigate the new system on buses and at key boarding locations through the first days of the new school year. Student rider tips are available online at and by calling 705-675-3333.

Here’s what riders need to know following the first week of GOVA Transit service:

  • Some schedules have been modified in response to rider feedback. Schedules that have been modified are posted online at
  • Route 3 Laurentian University via Regent serves the main entrance of the Sudbury Outpatient Centre when travelling from downtown. Residents leaving the Outpatient Centre have the option of boarding Route 3 at the main entrance. Route 3 continues to Health Sciences North where riders can transfer to a high frequency Route 1 Main Line for transportation to the Downtown Transit Hub.
  • Route 101 Lively and Route 102 Garson GOVA Zone schedules have been redesigned to make them easier to understand. Redesigned schedules are available online at and at the Downtown Transit Hub.
  • Route 20 Graywood-Madison Local and Route 28 South End Local connect neighbourhoods with high frequency buses at transit hubs. The same bus services both neighbourhoods and the high frequency main routes on most trips. Riders can check schedules online at or they can ask the bus operator whether they need to transfer to a second bus to reach their neighbourhood or whether they can remain on board.

The City of Greater Sudbury encourages ongoing feedback from residents about the GOVA Transit system. Visit or email