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City of Belleville Transit Routes and Schedule Now Available on Google Maps


BELLEVILLE – The City of Belleville is pleased to now offer transit riders the convenience of accessing Google Maps to determine the bus they need to catch, the time they need to do so and when they will arrive at their destination. Google indicates schedule choices, providing the public with options to choose the bus which works best for them.

“This is another leap forward in Belleville Transit’s customer service that we are excited to offer the public,” said City Transit Manager Matt Coffey.  “It’s been a very progressive year for the City’s transit system and the increase in riders indicates the public appreciates these changes. The year-to-date conventional ridership is up 10% and the use of paratransit has seen a 16% year-to-date increase. The west City service has been enhanced by making Route 10 permanent and bus shelters have been installed in North East Industrial Park. Riders will soon be enjoying the new downtown bus shelter scheduled to open in July. It’s been a great year and Google Maps is yet another great service our riders can enjoy.”

Manager of Information Systems Marc Coyle explains the City’s Transit presence on Google Maps is the perfect complement to the Virtual City Hall that residents are now able to access through the City website at BELLEVILLE.CA and the City’s mobile application Pingstreet. “The objective is to create an environment that is accessible to residents, one which is convenient for their schedule and location. Now residents are able to access City services online –property taxes, utility billing and account payments. Our Transit Schedule on Google Maps extends our customer service even further.”

“The Transit Operations Advisory Committee, consisting of Councillors and community volunteers, has worked diligently to seek transit rider input and take steps to implement changes that make the City’s system one which is current and relevant to the needs of today’s residents,” said Mayor Taso Christopher. “We are very pleased that Google Maps has been added as a service option.”

To access Belleville Transit on Google Maps visit:

maps.google.com, click on Directions, then enter your location, your destination and click on the transit icon.

Easy to follow instructions for accessing Transit Google Maps available at the following link : http://belleville.ca/images/uploads/Google_transit_Instructions.pdf
 

For more information:
Marc Coyle, Manager Information Systems, City of Belleville at: mcoyle@city.belleville.on.ca
Matt Coffey, Manager Transit Services, City of Belleville at: mcoffey@city.belleville.on.ca

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