Rickford Announces ONTC Expansion of Service

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Ontario Northland Introduces New Bus Route Stops in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo
Ontario Northland Introduces New Bus Route Stops in Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo

FORT FRANCES – Kenora MPP Greg Rickford says, “Our government is proud to deliver safe and reliable passenger transportation to the hardworking people in Northwestern Ontario. Expanding bus service to Atikokan, Fort Frances and Emo, and the communities in between, will connect residents to health and retail services, and better connect friends and family across our vast region.”

On September 7, 2020, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) will begin operating on a new expanded westbound service to Winnipeg and eastbound service to Thunder Bay that will provide new stops in Emo, Fort Frances and Atikokan. This new route will increase service in Kenora from two to six one-way trips per week.

“We are delivering on our promise to connect more communities and provide safe, reliable transportation options,” says Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney. “Our government is providing better access to opportunities for Northern Ontarians so they can get where they need to go.”

“As Ontario continues to safely open the economy, we are seeing more people across our region riding our buses and trains,” adds Chad Evans, Acting ONTC President and CEO. “Ontario Northland is proud to be expanding our bus service to connect our communities across Northern Ontario with direct stops to hospitals, post-secondary institutions and other transportation carriers.”