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Transit Encourages Marathon Athletes to Take Public Transportation


September 13, 2010 – Thunder Bay Transit will be extending service to start at 6:00am on Sunday, September 19 for the Thunder Bay Marathon. This will ease downtown congestion, assist the many visitors to our City, and contribute to the ongoing effort to reduce our City’s carbon footprint.  Transit encourages all visitors, residents, and athletes to take public transportation that day.

To take Transit one way to the event, the fare is $2.50 (exact change). Alternatively, a family can purchase a Day Pass for $6.00, which entitles 1 Adult with a maximum of 4 children (18 and younger) or 2 Adults with a maximum of 3 children (18 and younger), unlimited access to Transit all day. These passes can be purchased at:

  • 31@ Junot Centre – Junot St.
  • Arella’s Quality Dollar Store – Bay St.
  • Cathy’s Discount Centre – Red River Rd.
  • City Hall Cashier’s – Donald St.
  • Thunder Bay Transit Office – Fort William Rd.
  • Winner’s Circle – Victoriaville Mall
  • Zaba’s – S. Cumberland St.

Due to road closures for the Marathon, Transit’s regular routes have been heavily affected. Please see www.thunderbay.ca/transit for all route changes.

Thunder Bay Transit serves the community of Thunder Bay, Ontario with a fleet of 49 low-floor accessible buses operating on biodiesel fuel. Transit carries approximately 3.5 million passengers annually on 14 routes.

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Contact: Jeff Adams, Marketing & Special Event Assistant – Transit, 684-2685