New consolidated transit system in Niagara
On Jan. 1, 2023, Niagara Transit Commission launched a new consolidated transit system in Niagara called Niagara Region Transit.
Niagara Region Transit is the result of an effort from Niagara Region and the 12 local municipalities to connect all of Niagara by combining the existing Niagara Region Transit, Niagara Falls Transit, St. Catharines Transit, Welland Transit and Fort Erie Transit systems into one transit operator.
The new Niagara Region Transit will facilitate better access to jobs and services in Niagara, opening up new options for residents in neighbouring municipalities, and new markets for businesses. In addition, it will provide residents with more sustainable and environmentally-friendly public transit options which will help our local environment by reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Although riders will not experience any changes to bus routes, schedules, OnDemand and specialized transit services, they might see a change in fare prices and technology helping to align transit fares and services across Niagara.
Having one transit system will prepare Niagara for the future, by making sure our transit options can scale up to meet the needs of our growing population and job market as well as support the expansion and connectivity of GO Transit service to the region.