Wednesday, September 7, 2022
This week, the Town of Oakville marks a significant milestone with the commemoration of Oakville Transit’s 50th anniversary.
Following an external study commissioned by the town and approval from Council, Oakville Transit was officially established on September 5, 1972. Service was introduced with 10 new buses, five routes across town with a 20-minute schedule frequency, with 300 bus stops and 31 drivers.
Oakville Transit’s initial service focused on a downtown terminal at Church and Dunn Streets, then moved to emphasize service to the Oakville GO Station. While Oakville Transit initially operated solely within the Town of Oakville, service to our neighbouring communities expanded over the decades.
Today, Oakville Transit serves four GO Stations, two GO bus terminals and makes connections to Burlington and Mississauga with eight bus routes. Oakville Transit’s current fleet includes 101 conventional buses and 23 specialized transit buses, 22 local routes and eight school specials, with 1,137 bus stops. Oakville Transit had over 4 million boardings in 2019.
Service is provided by Oakville Transit’s 220 employees, including 150 bus operators, who operate out of a state-of-the-art transit facility located on Wyecroft Road.
Other notable accomplishments and features of Oakville Transit include:
For more information on transit schedules, routes and services, visit oakvilletransit.ca.
“Oakville Transit has played an integral role in shaping our community over the last 50 years, helping people get to where they need to be as they explore, live and work in our incredible town and neighbouring cities. Oakville has grown significantly over the past five decades, and Oakville Transit has evolved accordingly to meet the changing needs of customers, while supporting Council’s strategic priorities. To our dedicated transit staff, thank you for your ongoing contributions to creating a livable Oakville. Congratulations on this wonderful milestone!”
Mayor Rob Burton
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