Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon and Brandon Transit wish to draw the public’s attention to the forthcoming removal of Brandon Transit Route 16 (South End Link) and Route 19 (Mall-Downtown Link) from the City’s overall transit network, effective March 4th, 2019.
As per a decision of Brandon City Council during its annual budget deliberation last month, removal of the two underperforming routes was agreed upon as a means of finding savings within Brandon Transit’s operating budget. As such, the two routes mentioned above will cease to operate as of Monday, March 4th, with Brandon Transit customers affected by the changes to be accommodated by the City of Brandon’s existing TransCab service at no additional fare cost for the rider.
TransCab is a supplementary service offered by Brandon Transit to specific areas of the City where Transit service is warranted, but traditional bus service is no longer available. Through the service, transit riders place an advance call to Brandon Transit dispatch staff for service by dialing 204-729-2241 and are then either picked up by a contracted cab company or by a Brandon Transit employee and transported to one of eight authorized TransCab pick-up/drop-off bus stops to allow them access a regular Brandon Transit bus route.
Transit riders who are travelling to or from the following locations are eligible to use the TransCab Service:
- Braecrest Drive (between 18th Street and Knowlton Drive);
- The entire stretch of McDonald Avenue;
- Portola Drive (between 9th Street and 1st Street);
- 13th Street (between Richmond Avenue & Queens Avenue);
- Willowdale Crescent (between 26th Street and 34th Street)
A full explanation of how TransCab service works can be found on the Brandon Transit website here.
Brandon Transit asks for the public’s patience and understanding as this transition of service is made. Anyone with questions about the upcoming removal of Routes 16 & 19 or how to access TransCab service may contact Brandon Transit by calling 204-729-2300 or through the Brandon Transit website.