|Headquarters||220 Algonquin Blvd. East|
|Service area||Timmins, South Porcupine, Porcupine, Schumacher|
|Service type||Bus service, Paratransit|
|Stations||Timmins Transit Terminal|
|Depots||171 Iroquois Road, Timmins|
|Operator||City of Timmins|
|Website||Timmins Transit Online|
Timmins Transit provides public transportation services to the City of Timmins in north eastern Ontario, Canada. [ needs update ]The system is operated as a department of the City of Timmins, which also owns and operates the Timmins/Victor M. Power Airport. Over the past few years, after a decade of decline, Timmins Transit has experienced some of the fastest ridership growth in the country.
Most of the regularly scheduled routes, like many small cities, connect at the centrally located transit terminal transfer point.
Service is provided by fully accessible minibus for those with disabilities who cannot use the regular bus transit service. As a prerequisite clients must register and be approved to use this service.
This building, originally the T&NO Railway Station,also serves as Ontario Northland's intercity bus terminal.
More than half of the full sized buses and all of the minibuses are fully accessible vehicles. Over the next few years plans call for older vehicles to be replaced with accessible, low floor transit buses. [ needs update ]
Several of the buses have been personalized by naming them, just like ship names.
Commuter bus services in the Timmins area were operated by John Dalton from about 1926. Another early company, Hamilton and Dwyer, operated an hourly service from Timmins to Schumacher with a fleet of two buses.
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