GOVA continues to improve on-time performance, city says

The city says it will fine-tune GOVA bus schedules starting Saturday. City of Greater Sudbury SunMedia

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The City of Greater Sudbury says its remains committed to its promise of better public transit routes and schedules.

As a result, effective Dec. 7, GOVA will adjust arrival and departure times to further improve the on-time performance of its city-wide transit network.

Buses serving GOVA transit hubs at the downtown transit centre, New Sudbury Centre and South End Walmart are not affected by the adjustment. Current arrival and departure times will remain unchanged at transit hubs.

In other parts of the city, however, buses will arrive and depart one or two minutes earlier or later than current schedules. New GOVA schedules are available online at greatersudbury.ca/transit or by calling 705-675-3333.

Passengers are reminded to arrive at a stop at least five minutes before their scheduled bus. Real-time bus arrival and departure times are available at mybus.greatersudbury.ca.

Additional adjustments to the current GOVA schedule as of Dec. 7 are:

– Stop 6935 in front of Shoppers Drug Mart at the New Sudbury Shopping Centre will move near entrance 5 of the mall, on the east wall. Two new bus shelters will serve this stop and most buses arriving and departing from this GOVA Transit hub.

– Stop 6940 at the New Sudbury Centre will remain in place to serve Route 12 Second Avenue.

– Route 11 Donovan/College Boreal will no longer include the New Sudbury Centre as part of its route. Instead, this bus will continue on LaSalle Boulevard and Barrydowne Road to proceed directly to Cambrian College. It is anticipated this change will help relieve congestion on Route 2 Barrydowne/Cambrian and Route 1 Main Line.

Residents are reminded that Route 27 Flour Mill does not service Cochrane or Mont Adam Streets during the winter months due to steep topography. Access to Murray Street is provided via Louis Street.

If stops are obstructed by snow, riders are asked to wait at a cleared area close to the stop, such as a driveway or crosswalk. Please signal as the bus approaches to help the operator prepare to stop.

GOVA Transit will continue to adjust its service over the coming months, starting with improved bus connections at hubs, the city said.

Information about schedules, routes and fares is available at greatersudbury.ca/transit.

 

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