City of Brandon Introduces Transit On-Demand

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Brandon Transit is excited to announce that Transit On-Demand is coming to a bus stop near you! This one-year pilot project will improve the connectivity of our entire city and will provide a more convenient option for passengers. It will also reduce wait times, expand the Transit coverage across the city, and improve service during off peak hours.

Transit On-Demand is public transit without a fixed route or schedule. Rides can be booked through the Blaise Transit Appor online at ride.blaisetransit.com. Passengers will need to plan their trip in advance, at least 30 minutes before their departure time. Trips can be booked up to seven days in advance.  Once booked, the bus will pick up and drop off at pre-set locations throughout the city.

Starting November 1, 2021, Transit On-Demand will run the following times:

  • Monday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to midnight
  • On statutory holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the on-demand service, new virtual stops will be added on the Blaise app. Virtual stops will not have physical signs posted in those locations. Transit On-Demand will also be extended into areas that have not been serviced by transit such as West McDonald Avenue, the North hill, the south end, as well as the Brookwood and Waverly Park areas. This type of service allows for easier expansion into future development areas utilizing new virtual stops.

Conventional Transit will continue to run fixed routes during the following times:

  • Monday to Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brandon Access Transit service will remain unchanged.

There is no additional cost to take an on-demand trip; use regular transit fare cash or a smart card to board the bus for the ride.  To learn more about Transit On-Demand, visit brandontransit.ca/ondemand.

*Blaise Transit App

Blaise allows you to quickly and easily create on-demand bus trips to get you where you need to go!  Simply enter:

  • Your origin (where you are walking from)
  • Your destination (where you are walking to)
  • The desired time of arrival or departure of your trip

Blaise will create a customized bus trip to get you where you need to be. Once your trip is confirmed, you can use the Blaise app to check your basic trip details, including the origin, destination, and approximate times.  30 minutes before your trip, the exact time you need to leave to walk to the bus stop, and which bus stop you should go to, is updated in the app.

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Download the free app ‎on the App Store  or on Google Play.