Gatineau transit authority to chop service by 50 per cent beginning Monday



A file photo of an STO bus in Gatineau.

Beginning subsequent Monday, the Société de transport de l’Outaouais is slicing its each day service in half, as ridership continues to fall because of the COVID-19 preventive measures.

The brand new service relies on the schedules of an everyday Saturday, with a couple of journeys added so as to add further protection and frequency, significantly throughout peak hours.

Weekend service is just not affected.

STO says ridership on the community has decreased by about 85 per cent since March 12.

The brand new schedules can be in impact till at the very least the beginning of summer time service Sunday, June 14, 2020 inclusive.

The transit company mentioned that it’ll proceed to watch ridership ranges and “won’t hesitate to adapt the service to permit bodily distance” riders.

Right here is the brand new schedule:

Rapibus hall:

Line 400: frequency each 10 minutes throughout rush hours;

Line 800: frequency each 30 minutes throughout rush hours;

Buckingham and Masson-Angers sectors:

Line 97: frequency each 30 minutes throughout rush hours;

Gatineau sector:

Line 62: supplied solely in rush hours with a frequency each 60 minutes;

Line 65: frequency each 30 minutes always;

Traces 66, 71 and 75: frequency each 30 minutes throughout rush hours;

Traces 63, 64, 69 and 76: frequency each 60 minutes always;

Line 67: frequency each 20 minutes throughout rush hours;

Line 68: supplied solely through the day and in rush hours with a frequency each 30 minutes;

Traces 77 and 78: frequency mixed with 15 minutes throughout rush hours;

Hull sector:

Traces 31 and 33: frequency mixed with 15 to 20 minutes in rush hours;

Line 34: frequency each 10 minutes throughout rush hours;

Traces 37 and 371: frequency mixed with 10 minutes in rush hours;

Aylmer sector:

Line 52: frequency each 20 minutes throughout rush hours;

Traces 55 and 59: frequency mixed with 10 minutes throughout rush hours;

Assured strains accessible to folks with restricted mobility with this new service

:

31, 37, 38, 49, 55, 59, 68, 371 and 400.

For extra data, examine the STO web site at sto.ca, or strive

buyer relations at 819-770-3242.

With regard to the Tailored Transportation Service, as it’s a tailored service supplied solely to eligible clients, it’s maintained in compliance with the measures put in place by the STO and its subcontracting companions.

The STO would additionally prefer to remind everybody that it’s everybody’s accountability to contribute to collective prevention measures by easy actions, resembling practising the same old hygiene measures advisable by public well being specialists. To seek out out about all of the preventive measures deployed to this point by the STO, go to the incessantly up to date COVID-19 net web page.