Transit Action Plan
The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan is a comprehensive review of the local public transit system with the goal of achieving better routes, schedules and overall service.
In June and July, 2017, the first phase of the Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan gathered ideas and feedback from the community through open houses, workshops and surveys on how to make Greater Sudbury Transit even better.
The project team used all those ideas to create a comprehensive plan for action and we are now seeking resident feedback on the proposals. That feedback will be used to further refine changes and finalize the Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan.
Proposed new routes and services for Greater Sudbury Transit: Tell us what you think!
We heard you: did we get it right?
Provide input and speak with us in person at the following transit hubs – the busiest areas of the transit service network. Greater Sudbury Transit is also reaching out to local Community Action Networks (CANs) to provide information specific to areas to support efforts to have as many Greater Sudbury residents as possible learn about and provide feedback on the proposals.
Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan Open Houses
|Monday, February 12, 2018||9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.||
Downtown Transit Centre, 9 Elm St., Sudbury
|Monday, February 12, 2018||11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.||
Collége Borèal, 21 LaSalle Blvd., Sudbury
|Monday, February 12, 2018||1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.||
Cambrian College, 1400 Barry Downe Rd., Sudbury
|Monday, February 12, 2018||4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.||
New Sudbury Centre, 1349 LaSalle Blvd., Sudbury
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.||
Vrab’s Your Independent Grocer, 1836 Regent St. S., Sudbury
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||Noon to 2:00 p.m.||
Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.||
Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, 5085 Hwy 69 N, Hanmer
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018||3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.||
Downtown Transit Centre, 9 Elm St., Sudbury
About the Plan and First Phase of Public Engagement
Greater Sudbury Transit provides safe, reliable and affordable transportation to more than 4 million passengers each year. The ultimate goal of the Transit Action Plan is to build this service even more.
During the first phase of the Transit Action Plan, residents were asked what they like about local public transit, what they would like to see improved and how they could be encouraged to use the service.
Between June 20 and 30, 2017 representatives of Greater Sudbury Transit hosted 16 open houses at busy retail and recreational locations across the city, as well as four workshops for stakeholders with a special interest in public transportation, to ask residents what they like about local public transit, what they would like to see improved and how they could be encouraged to use the service.
Residents who could not attend an open house had an opportunity to participate through a formal survey. Close to 1,800 surveys were completed online and on paper over a three -week period.
Project Structure and Goals
The City of Greater Sudbury has engaged Transit Consulting Network (TCN), a consortium of public transit specialists from across the country, to lead the study and to ensure that every resident who would like to have input into the action plan will have an opportunity to do so.
Project goals are:
- To conduct a comprehensive review and detailed analysis of the local public transit system, including all parts of the community and all modes of service (i.e. conventional bus, Handi-Transit, TransCab)
- To hear feedback from transit passengers, transit operators and staff, stakeholders and other residents
- To consider all opportunities to maximize transit efficiency and effectiveness
- To identify improvements to service, infrastructure and other supporting initiatives
- To build public awareness and support for Greater Sudbury Transit services.
The project is made possible through the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).
Learn More About Greater Sudbury Transit
Greater Sudbury Transit offers a family of transit services:
- Conventional Transit delivered by buses serving routes and stops in higher population areas.
- TransCab Services delivered by partner taxi companies to designated areas that are not easily accessible by Greater Sudbury Transit buses and which offer connection to Conventional Transit.
- Handi-Transit provides transportation to persons who have physical disabilities and are unable to use Conventional Transit services.
Have an immediate question or concern about Greater Sudbury Transit? Please speak directly with staff through the Transit Information Line at 705-675-3333 (Long Distance: 705-671-2489; TTY: 705-688-3919), Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Have questions about the Transit Action Plan project? Contact the project team:
Mail: Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan, 1160 Lorne St, Sudbury, ON P3C 4T2