This Monday (June 1) Belleville Transit will begin the gradual move towards the restoration of transit services in the city. With the increase in businesses opening and need for more employees to get to work on the rise, Belleville Transit is launching a limited fixed-route weekday service schedule to allow for increased transit capacity during peak hours.
This first phase will begin with the following routes effective Monday:
- Route 1 – Hourly service on the half hour from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 6:30 p.m.)
- Route 2 – Hourly service on the hour from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 7 p.m.)
- Route 3 – Regularly scheduled service from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Route 6 – Hourly service on the half hour from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 6:30 p.m.)
- Route 7 – Hourly service on the hour from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last bus leaves the terminal at 7 p.m.)
- Route 8 – Regularly scheduled service from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Route 10 – UPDATED: The route will start at Loyalist College at 5 a.m. to meet the Route 3 starting at the mall at 5:30 a.m., reaching the Industrial Park before 6 a.m. It will then run on hourly service from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Passengers will be able to use the TRANSIT app to track the weekday fixed-route buses in real time. On-demand service will operate weekdays from 7:15 p.m. to midnight.
Transit will operate fully by on-demand service only on weekends.
- Saturday – Transit will operate by on-demand service only and will run from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
- Sunday – Transit will operate by on-demand service only and will run from 8 a.m. to midnight.
No fare will be collected at this time. Please note that rear-door boarding will remain in effect on all buses and passenger loads will be restricted to no more than 20 riders on a bus at one time.
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Belleville Transit strongly encourage riders to wear a non-medical face mask while using public transit or going out where physical distancing may be challenging. For tips on how to properly wear, clean and dispose of face coverings, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/face-coverings-and-face-masks
Booking On-Demand Service
Customers can book trips by:
- App – "On-Demand Transit - Rider App" is available for download in at The App Store and Google Play and can be used to book rides any time of day for any time of service.
- Online – btletsgo.ca website can be used to book rides any time of day for any time of service using a laptop or computer.
- Phone – Passengers can contact us at 613-962-1925 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and book rides for any time of service.
- Email – Passengers can contact us at email@example.com for any time of service. An email confirmation will be sent that the request was received and ride booked.
Those looking to use our app or online service can find an online user guide for your preferred device.
Belleville’s mobility service will be operated by Belleville Transit effective Monday, June 1. The service will be available for rides following the same service hours as conventional transit.
- Weekdays – 5 a.m. to midnight
- Saturdays – 5:30 a.m. to midnight
- Sundays – 8 a.m. to midnight
Rides can be booked by calling our dispatch office at 613-962-1925 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As restrictions are eased and our economy begins to reopen, we are very pleased to be able to start reintroducing these services to our residents,” said Mayor Mitch Panciuk. “This has been made possible not only by the hard work of our team, but by the work of residents in flattening the curve. It is important that we remain vigilant and continue to practise the safety measures put in place.”