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Kingston Transit launches two new electric buses

Kingston’s public transit riders can now ride one of two electric buses featuring a first-in-fleet touchless wheelchair securement system and “whisper-quiet” engines. “This is the future of transit, we’ve known that for a number of years. That’s part of Council’s commitment to begin the transition from traditional buses to electric,”

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Kingston Transit offers opt-in semester passes for post-secondary students

Post-secondary students have the option to purchase a Kingston Transit student pass for the fall semester, after the universal ridership agreement was cancelled earlier this summer. Kingston Transit has collaborated with The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University and The Student Association of St. Lawrence College to provide an option

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Over $47 million invested in Kingston’s public and active transportation

Donning facemasks and asking those in attendance to physically distance and use hand sanitizers provided, a number of local, provincial, and federal dignitaries gathered for an announcement on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Despite the light rainfall, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of

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Muslim community petitions for mosque bus stop

Members of Kingston’s Muslim community have launched an online petition asking Kingston Transit to commit to providing the city’s only mosque with a bus stop.  “It’s been [many] years, and we need that bus stop,” said Sawsan Mohammed, an advocate appointed by the Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) to spearhead

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Kingston Transit terminates bus pass agreement with Queen’s, SLC

Editorial note: The original headline of this article stated that Kingston Tranist is terminating it’s contracts with Queen’s and SLC for “free bus passes.” In fact, those bus passes are covered by a student fee of $93 annually, so therefore not free. We have updated this article to reflect that.

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Kingston Transit limits bus capacity, requests essential trips only

Kingston Transit is further adjusting availability in alignment with the city’s state of emergency declaration. Effective Mar. 28, 2020 bus capacity will be limited to 12 to 15 passengers, with every other seat marked as unavailable. “Every other bus seat will be unavailable to passengers to practice safe physical-distancing,” said

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Kingston Transit lays off part-time bus operators after changes due to COVID-19

Kingston Transit has been forced to lay off all part-time Kingston Transit employees as a result of operational changes made due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, confirms Jeremy DaCosta, Manager of Kingston Transit. “All of our part-time bus operators have received notice because of a temporary shortage of work, and

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Free 2019-2020 Kingston Transit high school bus passes now available  

Update (Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019): After receiving a few inquiries regarding whether or not students from Sydenham High School are included in the Secondary School Transit Program, we reached out to the City of Kingston to find out.According to the City, Sydenham High School students are not included in the

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