Effective Monday, October 2, 2023, the kiosk at the Downtown Transit Hub will resume regular hours:
Monday through Friday – 7:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This service level adjustment will ensure riders have increased access to pass sales and general information.
Effective Monday, September 25, 2023, Route #3 Laurentian University via Regent and Route #11 Donovan/Collège Boréal will increase weekday frequency from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes between 6 and 10 p.m.
GOVA Detour: Friday, September 29
A motor vehicle collision has closed RR 80 at Gauthier Street to Dugas Street in Val Therese (Pizza Hut corner). There is a GOVA detour for route #105 Valley Capreol on both the outbound and inbound trips until further notice. This detour is expected to be in place for most of Friday.
GOVA buses will be detouring around the closure as follows:
Outbound at RR 80 - Right on Jeanne D’arc Street, left on Elmview Drive, right on RR 80 and resume regular routing
Inbound from RR 80 - Left on Elmview Drive, right on Jeanne D’arc Street, left on RR 80 and resume regular routing
Bus stops missed will be:
-Gauthier Street stops #2970, #2975
-Shirley Avenue stops #2980, #2985
-Ross Street stops #2990, #2995
-Desmarais Road stop #3000
-Fergus Street stop #3005, #3010
-Dugas Street stop #3015
-St-Therese Street stop #3020
-St-Mary Boulevard stops #3025, #3030
-Hanmer Mall stops #3035, #3040
From September 28 to September 30, 2023, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., road construction at Frood Road and Lasalle Boulevard will affect Transit route #11 Donovan / Collège Boréal. Inbound service from Collège Boréal will turn left on Boreal Road, right on Cambrian Heights Drive, right on Bruce Avenue, right on Dell Street, continue on Snowdon Avenue, left on Burton Avenue, and then resume regular routing. Inbound bus stops #1530 Burton, #1535 Selkirk and #1540 Humber will not be serviced during this time. Riders in this area travelling to the downtown transit hub should board the outbound route #11 Donovan / Collège Boréal for connection with the detoured inbound service at Collège Boréal.
Cambrian College is hosting an event on Sunday, October 1, between 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. During this time, Route #2 Barry Downe/Cambrian and Route #11 Donovan/College Boreal will drop off and pick up all passengers using Barry Downe Road/Lillian bus stop 7100 (entrance to Cambrian College property) and Barry Downe/Lillian bus stop 7095.
For extended detour information please see individual routes below.
All GOVA Transit buses have bike racks to transport your bike for free.
Bike racks are located on the front of the bus and can accommodate two bicycles.
Bike rack rules
- It is your responsibility to load, unload and secure the bike without help from the bus driver. All riders use the bike racks at their own risk.
- Due to space limitations, you cannot load or unload your bicycle at the GOVA Downtown Mobility Hub, 9 Elm Street, Sudbury. Please exit and board the bus at least one stop away.
- Bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A bicycle may be transported on-board a bus at the driver’s discretion. The comfort and safety of other passengers cannot be compromised and the bicycle cannot block the aisle.
- Only non-motorized, single-seated, two-wheeled bikes are allowed on the racks.
- A driver may refuse access to a cyclist due to unsafe conditions or if the bicycle has any items on it that could block the driver’s vision or cause a distraction.
- GOVA Transit is not responsible for damages incurred or caused by or to bicycles, or for lost or stolen bicycles.
How to load your bike onto the bike rack
- Before the bus arrives, remove any non-permanent fixtures from your bike. This includes water bottles.
- Alert the driver that you will be loading your bicycle.
- Approach the bus from the curb. Do not step into oncoming traffic to load your bike. The bike rack is located on the front of the bus.
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1. Hold your bike with one hand. You will notice a handle on the bike rack on the front of the bus. Use your other hand to squeeze it.
2. When you squeeze the handle, the rack will lower.
3. Lift or roll your bike into the rack. Place the wheels in the tracks as indicated.
4. Lift the support arm and place it over the wheel.
5. Ensure your bike is securely locked into position and get on the bus.
6. When leaving the bus, tell the bus operator you will be unloading your bicycle and exit from the front door.
7. Once your bike is off the bike rack, fold up the rack to the locked position if no one else is using it.
8. Signal to the bus operator when you are clear of the bus. Make sure you have a clear view of the road before you begin biking.