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Here's what's happening with Timmins Transit and burning permits

Buses are switching to Sunday service schedule March 26
2018-05-07 Timmins Transit MH
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Timmins is making further changes in response for COVID-19.

Today, the City of Timmins released new details about Timmins Transit and burning permits.

Effective Thursday, March 26, the transit terminal downtown Timmins will be closed to the public, except for ONR customers. It will also operate on Sunday Service hours every day for both regular routes and Handy Transit services. That means the daily service will start at 8:30 a.m. and the last bus is 6:30 p.m.

"These changes are necessary in order to help mitigate the spread of this virus while still offering transit service to our customers who rely on it most," said Mark Jensen, director of community and development services in a news release.

"With the closing of many local businesses, including colleges, our ridership numbers have fallen significantly, and the need for extended transit hours is not justified."

Last week, transit fares were suspended and people can continue to ride for free. People are also asked to enter and exit through the back doors and maintain a safe social distance, which is leaving six feet between yourself and someone else.

For burning permits, the Timmins Fire Department is not issuing new ones until further notice.

If you bought a residential burning permit in 2019, you are allowed to continue burning and should follow all the regulations on the permit.

Maija Hoggett

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