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​Transit Project’s

Learn about Barrie Transit’s new and exciting projects.

Barrie’s Transit Vision - Estimated Completion End of 2022

The City of Barrie is building a blueprint for growing our existing transit system to best meet the needs of today's city, while developing a long-term plan for a future network. Barrie's Transit Vision project will redesign the current transit network to create a well-planned route network and infrastructure plan that aligns with the new Allandale Transit Mobility Hub.

The Transit Vision focuses on creating the following key deliverables:

  1. A 2022 Network Plan that aligns with the new Allandale Mobility Hub;
  2. Future Network Phases to ensure a long-term transit network; and,
  3. A Bus Stop Infrastructure Plan to place stop amenities when and where they are needed.

All deliverable output will be based on public consultation, existing ridership trends, and projected ridership trends

For full details and engagement opportunities visit the Barrie’s Transit Vision page.


Allandale Transit Mobility Hub – Estimated Completion End of 2022

The Allandale Transit Mobility Hub will be located within Barrie's Allandale area to centrally locate a modern inter-regional transit hub with adjacency to the existing rail corridor. This hub will host seamless transit services and connections between Simcoe County, Muskoka, and the Greater Toronto Area.

Project Benefits
This project is accompanied by several benefits which include:

  • Increasing transit access to the Allandale GO station to provide a more sustainable travel choice and address parking constraints.
  • Supporting increased ridership and the City's Transportation Master Plan with targets to increase transit modal shares.
  • Creating a fully accessible and aesthetically pleasing facility that is consistent with the Allandale Historic Train Station.
  • Providing a safer transit site by encouraging safe circulation and linkages between bus, vehicular, and pedestrian traffic.

For full details visit the Allandale Transit Mobility Hub and Downtown Mini Hub page.


Downtown Mini Hub – Estimated Completion End of 2022

The Downtown Mini Hub will include bus stops and sheltered waiting areas located on Maple Avenue. These bus stops will maintain downtown transit service levels and provide direct access routes to and from the downtown.

Project Benefits
Reducing the footprint of the current transit terminal (24 Maple Avenue) within the downtown while preserving route coverage will support downtown revitalization objectives and provide continued access to Barrie's busiest destination.

For full details visit the Allandale Transit Mobility Hub and Downtown Mini Hub page.


Transit ON Demand – Implemented August 2020

Transit ON Demand (ToD) is a Barrie Transit service without a fixed schedule or route. Users book their trip through an application and then the bus travel is optimized through a computer-based system. ToD operates within a specific zone allowing riders to travel from bus stop to bus stop within the zone on demand.

Currently ToD services an area from Huronia Road and Lockhart Road to Bayview Drive and Little Avenue. In the coming years, the application of Barrie’s ToD service is expected to expand to more areas of the city.


Project Benefits
Transit ON Demand is best used in low transit demand times and areas when fixed routes are most inefficient and expensive. The benefits of ToD in these instances include:

  • Reduced wait time.
  • Faster and more direct trips.
  • Increased efficiency.

For full details visit the Transit ON Demand page



 


 

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