The public is invited to an information session to review and provide feedback regarding the use of land on the Sault College property as a northern transfer stop for Sault Ste. Marie Transit. Items to be discussed include the purpose of the study, scope, existing traffic conditions, street conversion options and how options will be evaluated.
The open house will take place Tuesday June 18 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Sault College Welcome Centre (J-Wing). Parking is available at the Northern 4 entrance to Sault College in the J-North Parking Lot.
The City’s 2018 Route Optimization Study recommended a route and schedule change to address options for the existing terminal located at Queen Street and Dennis Street, as well as the need for a northern bus transfer facility. A northern transfer facility will enable transit customers in both east and west areas of the City to travel to destinations in the north area without having to go downtown to transfer.
After a variety of options were considered, the study team determined that a Sault College transfer site would be ideal. The team also recognizes that as Sault College is attracting more students transit will be even more heavily utilized. Enhancing bus travel to this location will assist students as well as providing Sault Transit with additional revenue.
The study is being conducted as a Schedule A+ project in accordance with the province’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. Members of the public are welcome to attend. City staff and the consultant will be available at the session. For additional information, contact Nicole Maione, Manager Transit and Parking at 705-759-5434.