Owen Sound to end temporary transit route

The Owen Sound Transit Station located downtown. (CKNXNewsToday.ca stock photo by Ryan Drury)

The City of Owen Sound will end the temporary Midtown Bus Service that was launched back in February of this year.

The route was added to help address the reduced ridership limit due to COVID-19 and to ease the demand on the East Bayshore route. And it was originally set to expire on March 31 but was extended to the end of October.

In a media release, officials explain funding provided through the Safe Restart Transit Funding Program is exhausted and the temporary route will be discontinued after October 31st.

As part of the City of Owen Sound’s Transit Optimization Review, areas covered by the “Midtown Service” along with the existing fixed-route system are being reviewed.

Both the conventional and mobility transit operates Monday to Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.