Tyrell Turner Manager of Business Services Transit and Parking Strategy 705-739-4220 ext 5187 Tyrell.Turner@barrie.ca
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
This page highlights information contained in the
Transit AMP published in April 2019. The document outlines the state of Barrie's transit assets, provides a plan for delivering services into 2028, and recommends a financial strategy into 2041.
Barrie Transit provides an easy, affordable and environmentally friendly way to travel across the city. The Transit AMP sets the foundation for how the City can continue to provide services in a way that minimizes risk, is sustainable and makes the most financial sense.
While the majority of transit assets are in good or very good condition, asset management planning is needed to make sure that, as Barrie's population and transit ridership increases, we can continue to
grow responsibly and improve our ability to
As of 2019, the City owns approximately $81.68 million of transit assets, which generally fall into four categories:
As of 2019, the majority of the City's transit assets are in either good or very condition. This means the City has more time to plan for when our assets will need major maintenance or replacement. However, according to the Transit AMP, there are some areas of concern:
Based on detailed a review of community and technical levels of service (LOS) and wider research, the Transit AMP proposes what type of service delivery can be offered into 2028.
Map of current bus routes including express
Expand service to
Secondary Plan Areas
Frequency of Service
30-minute frequency during peak; 60-minute during off-peak
Increase frequency during peak to every 20 minutes, and off-peak frequency to every 30 minutes
Regular availability (same hours as conventional transit)
Increase passenger loads to improve cost effectiveness of service and to justify improving frequency of service
On Time Performance (OTP): 85% of buses arrive three minutes early to five minutes late
Buses: 61% of customers satisfied or very satisfied with comfort and cleanliness
Bus stops: 55% of customers satisfied or very satisfied with comfort and cleanliness
Increase customer satisfaction to 70%
Building on the targets of the City's
Transportation Master Plan (2019), as well as the advised approach for proposed levels of service, lifecycle management, risk management, and investment and procurement strategies, the Transit AMP provides a feasible strategy for funding transit assets into 2041 and outlines the costs associated with that strategy.
The City's strategies for funding transit assets into the future include:
Future opportunities for lifecycle management are broken down into several categories. These include:
To handle risk management, the Transit AMP suggests that risks must first be identified, then analyzed and evaluated, and then treated. Risk management approaches could include funding projects that address the highest risks first and/or ranking according to the biggest risk reduction per dollar.
During a workshop, key risks identified by Barrie Transit staff included the following:
Barrie Transit primarily uses a “preservation first" strategy, which means that the focus is on maximizing the service life of an asset by keeping assets in a low-cost preservation cycle, while dedicating more money to deteriorated assets to bring them into a state of good repair.
During a workshop with Barrie Transit staff, the following potential climate change impacts were noted:
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