New signs point the way for Thunder Bay Transit passengers
"The goal would be to launch it to every bay at the Water Street Terminal, the bays at City Hall Terminal, Intercity Shopping Centre, the college and university,” he said.
“Those are our major hubs for the city."
Bus drivers union spokesperson Sheila Kivisto said she’s pleased with the latest upgrades, but is still waiting for route changes — and a promised new central terminal.
“We have a lot of students that ride the buses from the university and the college."
Hendel noted the announcement of the terminal location is pending.
“We're eagerly awaiting this new route network, but there's a lot of planning in this. It's a slow process, unfortunately."
Hendel called the central terminal “the lynchpin of the project” that will improve transfers, offer improved customer amenities, and “really be the destination point for the community. Determining that point then really determines the route networks."
The last major overhaul of transit routes was almost 15 years ago.
Kivisto said the union usually has some input into most of the major changes made at transit.
The city’s Transit Master Plan has been in the works, in some form or another, for about five years.