Local 615

The City of Saskatoon is expanding its Bus Rapid Transit system after receiving full funding from both the federal and p

Three teen boys are facing assault and mischief charges after a load of bus passengers were hit with bear spray on public transit on Friday.

Saskatoon Transit unveiled a new plan Thursday to address safety concerns on buses and at terminals, but the union representing its drivers says the plan falls short of what's needed right now.

More safety initiatives are being put in place to try and make riding the bus in Saskatoon safer.

Recent News

A Saskatoon Transit user spoke to the City of Saskatoon’s Transportation Committee to highlight her concerns about the increasing violence and disrespect on buses. Mary Fedun invited the General Manager of Transportation and Construction, Terry Schmidt to take a few trips on the west side bus routes to experience what is really happening. She said, “I want you to hear and I want you to feel, and I want you to be able to say, as you hear someone treated like a piece of dirt, how you would feel, because right now it is horrible.

By: Jeremy Warren - CBC News (June 4, 2024 - 8:03pm)

No bus pass or ID needed as kids will self-verify age when asked

Elementary school-aged kids won't need a special bus pass or identification to ride city buses for free, under a new policy heading to city council.

Once the plan is approved, Saskatoon Transit will waive bus fares starting Sept. 1 for kids in kindergarten to Grade 8. An elementary school fare currently costs $2.25.

By: Brooke Kruger Global News

A Saskatoon transit union said city bus drivers are scared of going to work as attacks and assaults on city transit become more common.

“Our members are afraid,” Darcy Pederson, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615, said in Saskatoon on Friday. “They are afraid to come to work, they are afraid that something will happen to them at work. All they want to do is go home safe to their families.”

By - Hayatullah Amanat CTV NEWS Web Journalist (May 30, 2024 - 6:29pm)

A 19-year-old Saskatoon man was arrested and charged following an altercation on a city bus Wednesday night.

At around 10:30 p.m., officers were called to a bus stop in the 1200 block of 8th Street East for reports of an altercation involving three men, the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) said in a release.

According to police, a man allegedly made inappropriate comments towards underage girls on the bus when he was confronted by two other men.