North Bay, ON – March 19, 2021 – Starting Saturday, March 27, fixed transit routes servicing the south end of the City will be consistent during days, evenings and weekends.
North Bay Transit will be returning to a single set of fixed routes for the West Ferris area after implementing modified routes during evenings and weekends as part the launch in January of the dynamic dispatching pilot project.
The change will see the modified 8a West Ferris-Marshall and 8b West Ferris-Junction replaced with an hourly 2 Marshall Park (leaving at half past the hour) and 4 Junction (leaving on the hour). This change will result in evening and weekend routes that are consistent with those operated during weekdays.
North Bay Transit will continue to make adjustments as required to optimize service as it continues with the dynamic dispatching pilot, which allows riders to download the myRide NBT app to book their trips.
The dynamic dispatching service operates throughout most of the City on evenings Monday through Friday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sundays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. It is aimed reducing wait times, providing more direct trips and improving efficiency.
To date, 1,715 accounts have been created through the myRide NBT dynamic dispatching app and customer satisfaction scoring has been 4.7 out of five, based on the responses of the 675 riders using the app.
The new schedules are available now online at https://www.northbay.ca/services-payments/north-bay-transit/transit-routes-schedules-effective-saturday-march-27-2021/
For more information about dynamic dispatching, please visit: https://www.northbay.ca/services-payments/north-bay-transit/dynamic-dispatching/