St. Clair College students living on the city’s east side will have a much shorter bus ride to the South campus after the city and College agreed to share the cost of an express route on a trial basis.
The $180,000 cost to run the express route from September to December will be evenly shared between the City of Windsor and St. Clair College. The new route from Tecumseh Mall to St. Clair College will be about 20 minutes long, compared to the two-hour ride students are now forced to endure.
The agreement for the pilot project was reached between College President Patti France and Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens and will be in place for the start of the fall semester in September.
Mayor Drew Dilkens thanked St. Clair College in a tweet. "This new express route will significantly reduce travel time for east end college students.," he said.
I would like to thank @StClairCollege President Patti France & @StClairSRC for partnering with @CityWindsorOn council to run a pilot of Transit Windsor Route 18 starting in September. This new express route will significantly reduce travel time for east end college students.
— Drew Dilkens (@drewdilkens) February 22, 2021