Name change for Sudbury Transit
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Friday, July 12, 2019 11:56AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 12, 2019 2:10PM EDT
More now on the changes being planned by Sudbury Transit over the summer, and in addition to new equipment, there will be a new name for the service.
To refresh transit's image, it's changing the name to GOVA. Transit officials say the new name is a bilingual combination of the word 'go' and its French counterpart 'va.'
The city is also introducing new routes, schedules, and services. Some high-frequency routes will run every 15 to 30 minutes.
"We have improvements across all three services, which are: the conventional, Handi-Transit, and TransCab. For our conventional service, routes will be more frequent and direct; our Handi-Transit, we have extended dispatch hours and we also have a new fleet that will be coming into effect in the next month, which is a low-floor model," said Michelle Ferrigan, Sudbury Transit Services director.
CTV News spoke to several people at the downtown Sudbury bus terminal and there is a mixed reaction to the new name:
"I think it's okay, it's interesting. I like it, the different languages put together."
"All the languages that we use here in Sudbury, it's not just an English and French city. Like there is Aboriginal Peoples here, so why not incorporate that into the name as well?"
"GO-VA, it's to 'go on a bus', but Sudbury Transit has been around for a very long time and the older people might not really understand. I don't know."
The changes take effect August 26.