As of 5 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 UNIFOR Local 4304, representing Grand River Transit (GRT) and MobilityPLUS operators, dispatchers, fleet mechanics and service attendants, conventional buses and specialized transit services will be officially ON STRIKE.
Here is what will be affected on Monday, April 3rd 2017:
- Grand River Transit and Bus Plus Service – NO BUSES will be running in Waterloo Region.
- MobilityPLUS – Every effort will be made to provide transportation for pre-scheduled dialysis trips only. Scheduled trips for work, medical (including clinics), and recreation are cancelled. The TaxiSCRIP program will be available and is not affected by the service disruption. Specialized transit service provided by Kiwanis Transit is not affected.
- Bus Terminals – Transit terminals on Charles Street and Ainslie Street will be closed. Inter-city Bus Services are not affected. Greyhound will maintain regular scheduled pick up and drop off service however, it will be on the corner of Queen and Weber Streets. GO bus and Coach Canada service in Cambridge will pick up at the GRT stop on Ainslie and Dickson Streets. Bus operators will be selling fares on their buses.
- GRT Tickets and Passes – GRT tickets have no expiry dates and can be used when service resumes. Please keep them in a safe place. Pending the length of the service disruption, GRT will make special announcements regarding this issue.
Additionally. …. The Region is providing the following information to assist you in planning your options to get to work, school or appointments. Please take time to read it and stay informed. FIND ALL info on the following page: http://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/grt-be-prepared.asp
- View our frequently asked questions
- View current news releases
- Visit the GRT website at www.grt.ca
- Visit the Region of Waterloo website at www.regionofwaterloo.ca
- Call GRT EasyGO line at 519-585-7555, TTY at 519-585-7796
Like many commuters in Waterloo Region, you’ve probably thought about sharing a ride to work or school, but aren’t sure how to do it. You’ll see that finding a carpool match is fast and easy.
Go to: www.GoTravelWise.ca and follow the easy steps to register and organize or join a carpool near you.