Transit Service Begins Between Windsor and Leamington
The new Leamington to Windsor Transit service,LTW Transit - Route 42, began operation today. The new transit route travels from Leamington to Windsor (St. Clair College), with stops in Kingsville and Essex, Monday through Saturday.
For the LTW Transit inaugural mid-day run, Leamington’s Mayor Hilda MacDonald boarded the bus in Leamington, picking up Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos and Essex Mayor Larry Snively at their respective LTW Transit stops in Kingsville and Essex. They continued along Route 42 and met up with Windsor’s Mayor Drew Dilkens at the LTW Transit stop at St. Clair College.
LTW Transit is a four-year pilot project undertaken by the Municipality of Leamington in partnership with Transit Windsor, with financial support from the Ministry of Transportation. Strong transit ridership and a successful outcome at the end of the pilot project could lead to the permanent continuation of regional transit and the potential expansion of the service.
“Leamington is very proud to deliver a program that provides safe and reliable public transportation, while strengthening ties between communities and providing better access to employment, education, healthcare and social services.” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald.
“As leaders, we all have a responsibility to make our region as accessible as possible for the residents of all ages,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “This community to community public transit connection is an important move in that direction.”
"I'm confident that county-based students will be thrilled with this new transportation option," said St. Clair President Patti France. "For many, it will eliminate the expense of buying a car, for others it will solve the scheduling difficulties associated with borrowing a family car. At the most fundamental level – a method of getting from Point A to Point B – it makes access to postsecondary education so much more convenient and affordable. The college commends all of the county and city agencies which have launched this initiative."
For more information visit TransitWindsor.ca.