WINNIPEG – Selkirk residents who rely on public transit to get to Winnipeg can breathe a sigh of relief.
Earlier this year, Beaver Bus Lines announced they’re putting the brakes on its service between the two cities starting July 1st, due to decreased ridership and rising expenses.
Meaning, Selkirk residents without a vehicle had no way of getting to Winnipeg.
Exclusive Bus Lines in partnership with Selkirk Transit says they’ll now pick up that route, starting next month.
President Walt Morris tells 680 CJOB they’re also offering a new express route.
“That will run from Selkirk to St. Andrews and from St. Andrews directly to the University of Winnipeg. This will save riders at least 15 minutes, of course going in and we’ll have the same route going back.”
Morris notes working with Selkirk Transit will help them make this route work.
“Basically having two heads will be better than one. We’re very engaged in our ridership and our people there and letting us know what is needed. There’s probably something’s in there that weren’t required and now we’re going to be able to streamline it and make it more efficient.”
Morris says details surrounding cost, pick up locations and exact start date will be released in the coming weeks.