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City Hall to consult public on bus terminal move

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Journal Staff

Sarnia is looking at moving the bus terminal beside the Superstore on Murphy Road to the Clearwater Arena.

Council has asked staff to consult with the public on moving the terminal, which according to a new report is congested and lacks both passenger and staff amenities.

The city’s transportation master plan recommends changing bus routes to meet new travel patterns and improve service to existing and future growth areas.

Sarnia Transit currently has two main terminals, at Bayside Centre and Murphy Road, with a third and smaller terminal at Northgate Plaza.

Clearwater Arena is the best option for the move because it’s close to Lambton College and has easy turning access and washrooms in a city-owned building, staff said.

The college itself is another option but would need a new standalone building with washrooms at a cost of $1 million. And that move could increase travel time on some routes 15 to 30 minutes, staff said.

If Clearwater Arena was chosen, federal infrastructure funding would cover many of the relocation and upgrade costs, with the city responsible for $477,000.

 

 

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