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County celebrates transit workers across the region

March 22, 2024   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The County of Simcoe is celebrating Transit Worker Appreciation Day by recognizing the important contributions of transit staff and the role they play in keeping the local economy moving.

“It is important to take a moment to recognize the hard-working staff across the region who ensure our local economy keeps moving every day,” said Simcoe County Warden, Basil Clarke. “Transit Worker Appreciation Day is an important recognition of the dedicated transit staff who get us to work, appointments, school, and across the region each day. We know that it is because of them that we see the continued success of LINX transit across the region and we are incredibly grateful to them for their commitment to keep us moving.”

In 2017, County Council approved a five-year, $5 million plan to create a regional transit service as part of the County’s Transit Implementation Plan.

Since 2018, LINX and LINX Plus have provided over 800,000 rides for people across Simcoe County.

The LINX system has six routes including New Tecumseth – Bradford West Gwillimbury.

The routes also include Penetanguishene/Midland – Barrie, Wasaga Beach – Barrie, Orillia – Barrie, Collingwood – Wasaga Beach, and Midland – Orillia.

These affordable and accessible routes provide transportation options that ensure residents can travel between communities to health services, educational institutions, employment, and special events.

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