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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Midland-Penetanguishene Transit Service

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Public Notice: Road closure and temporary transit route detour for Midland Avenue resurfacing

September 9, 2021 – Beginning on Monday, September 13, 2021, Midland Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Yonge Street to Hugel Avenue so that this portion of road can be resurfaced. The roadway is expected to be closed until end-of-day on Thursday, September 16, weather permitting.

Sidewalks and municipal parking lots will still be open, and all businesses will be accessible. Residents and business owners will have access to enter their properties, however there may be some delays and we ask that patrons to avoid this area.

Transit Route Detour

Due to this road closure the Mid-Pen Transit stop that is currently located on Midland Avenue, halfway between Elizabeth Street and Yonge Street, will be temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of the Midland Avenue and Elizabeth Street intersection.

The Mid-Pen Transit bus will pick riders up there and continue west to King Street, then proceed south on King Street to Yonge Street, to meet back up with the usual routes.

This temporary detour will be in place until the resurfacing of Midland Avenue is completed and the road closure is lifted.

Transit Stop map

For more information, please contact:

Quinton Kenney, C. Tech.
Operations Technician
1099 MacDonald Road, Midland, ON L4R 0G3
705-526-4275 ext.2407
qkenney@midland.ca ​​

​Town of Midland launches Seniors on the Move pilot project

August 16, 2021 – The Town of Midland is pleased to announce improvements to the Mid-Pen Transit Service that will provide a more reliable and more accessible service for residents in Midland. The Town purchased a new transit bus that is already in service and is launching the new Seniors on the Move pilot project that will provide free transit service to seniors in Midland.

Seniors on the Move Pilot Project

Seniors in Midland will enjoy free transit rides over the next several months thanks to funding received in part from the Government of Canada through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

The $25,000 grant provides complimentary transportation on our buses to those ages 65 and older, including 'Free Ride Days', ride passes​ and reloadable transit SmartCards through the Seniors on the Move project. The pilot project will run until March 31, 2022.​​

Below are the two options for seniors in Midland to participate in the Seniors on the Move project:

Option #1 - Free Transit Passes

​Starting on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Midland seniors can pickup Free Transit Packages containing 6 free transit passes at the: 

  • Municipal Office
    • ​575 Dominion Avenue, Midland
  • Midland Public Library
    • ​320 King Street, Midland
  • North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
    • 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
  • Chigamik Community Health Centre
    • ​287 Bayshore Drive, Midland​
  • The North Simcoe Family Health Team.
    • 619 Prospect Boulevard, Midland

Subsequent passes can be picked up at these locations.

Option #2 - Free SmartCard with free rides preloaded

​Starting on Tuesday, August 17, free SmartCards preloaded with 6 free transit rides can be picked up by Midland seniors at:

  • The ​Municipal Office
    • 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland
  • Midland Public Library
    • 320 King Street, Midland
  • North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre
    • 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland

Midland seniors with existing SmartCards can choose to have the free rides loaded onto that card, rather than receive a second SmartCard.

SmartCards can be reloaded at these locations as required.

​​​​In addition, a series of Free Ride Days for Midland Seniors (no passes/SmartCards required) will be held between now and March 31, 2022, kicking off with a week of Free Ride Days for Midland seniors from August 23-28, 2021. No passes or SmartCards are required, the only requirement is that you are 65 years of age or older.

 Free Ride Days for Seniors (no passes/SmartCard required)

August 2021

  • ​Monday, August 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021​
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021
  • Friday, August 27, 2021
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021​​​

September 2021

  • ​Thursday, September 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Thursday, September 16, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021​

October 2021

  • ​Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • Monday, October 18, 2021
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021​

November 2021

  • Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Remembrance Day Week
    • Monday, November 8, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • Friday, November 12, 2021
    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021​​

December 2021

  • ​Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
  • Christmas Week
    • Monday, December 20, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 21, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
    • Thursday, December 23, 2021
    • Friday, December 24, 2021
    • ​​Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day - Happy Holidays!)
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021​​

2022

Schedule to be announced.​

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Reload your transit SmartCards using our online transit portal: midland.usetransit.com.​​


COVID-19/Mask requirement

Reminder - Reminder, that transit riders are required to wear a non-medical mask when riding the bus, with exceptions given to certain individuals based on the Chief Medical Officer's instructions. Masks will be provided when boarding if you don't have one, and refusal to wear one will result in refusal of service and could result in fines ranging from $750-$1000 up to a maximum of $100,000.​​​​


Mid-Pen Transit Service ​Route & Schedule​​​

​(As of July 1, 2021)


 Transit Information

Route Schedules - Monday - Friday (No Sunday or holiday service)

​Penetanguishene (Leaving GBG Hospital)​

  • 6:25 a.m.
  • 7:25 a.m.
  • 8:25 a.m.
  • 9:25 a.m.
  • 10:25 a.m.
  • 11:25 a.m.
  • 12:25 p.m.
  • 1:25 p.m.
  • 2:25 p.m.
  • 3:25 p.m.
  • 4:25 p.m.
  • 5:25​ p.m.​​

Midland South (Leaving Midland Library)​​

  • 6:45 a.m.
  • 7:45 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.​​

​Midland North (Leaving Midland Library)

  • 7:13 a.m.
  • 8:13 a.m.
  • 9:13 a.m.
  • 10:13 a.m.
  • 11:13 a.m.
  • 12:13 p.m.
  • 1:13 p.m.
  • 2:13 p.m.
  • 3:13 p.m.
  • 4:13 p.m.
  • 5:13 p.m.​​​

Route Schedules - Saturday Service

​Penetanguishene (Leaving GBG Hospital)​

  • ​8:25 a.m.
  • 9:25 a.m.
  • 10:25 a.m.
  • 11:25 a.m.
  • 12:25 p.m.
  • 1:25 p.m.
  • 2:25 p.m.
  • 3:25 p.m.
  • 4:25​ p.m.​​

Midland South (Leaving Midland Library)

  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.​​

​Midland North (Leaving Midland Library)

  • ​9:13 a.m.
  • 10:13 a.m.
  • 11:13 a.m.
  • 12:13 p.m.
  • 1:13 p.m.
  • 2:13 p.m.
  • 3:13 p.m.
  • 4:13 p.m.​​​

Online Transit Portal

The new online transit portal allows users to:

  • Create an online user account;
  • Register your SmartCard to your user account;
  • More than one SmartCard can be linked to a user account;
  • Reload your SmartCard online via credit card;
  • Activate an auto-reload feature where the system will automatically load your SmartCard when your balance falls below your set threshold;
  • Report a lost or stolen SmartCard to immediately deactivate the lost or stolen SmartCard and request a replacement; and
  • Review usage history.

Access to the portal can be found here: midland.usetransit.com.​

Flag Down Service

Numerous bus stops have been placed along our fixed routes to designate safe places to get on or off of a bus. 

However, passengers seeking bus service are not required to be at a bus stop or shelter to get on or off of a bus. MPT allows passengers standing in a safe location to flag down bus along its route and get on the bus.

Fares & Smart Card

Adult:

Cash Fares – $3.00/ride​

Reloadable Smart Card – $45.00/20 rides​

Senior (65 years and over) & Students (ages 7-17)​​:

Cash Fares – $2.50/ride

Reloadable Smart Card – $40.00/20 rides​

Child (ages ​6 and under​):

Free for all services​​

*Drivers cannot provide change – exact fare only*

There is a one-time fee of $3.25 for each Smart Card and they can be reloaded in groups of 5 rides, up to a maximum of 50 rides. Please note these cards are non-refundable.​​

Reloadable SmartCards

​Reloadable SmartCards are available at:

Midland Town Offices

575 Dominion Avenue, Midland​
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre

527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.​

Midland Public Library

320 King Street, Midland
Please visit Midland Library website for hours of operation

*Please note the Midland Library is currently not processing transit payments or SmartCare reloads*


Penetanguishene Town Hall

10 Robert Street West, Penetanguishene
Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Penetanguishene Public Library

24 Simcoe Street, Penetanguishene
Please visit Penetanguishene Library website​ for hours of operation

Transfer Information

​​There is one location where the Penetanguishene Route and Midland Route intersect and provide a free transfer point:​

Huronia Mall

9225 County Road 93, Midland, ON

How do transfers work?

A transfer must be requested at the time the fare is paid. One transfer is required per person. Transfers are imprinted with the date and time and are valid for 30 minutes from time of receipt on any Midland-Penetanguishene Transit bus going any direction.​

LINX Bus 

(Midland/Penetanguishene to Barrie Route)

Passengers can transfer from the LINX to Midland-Penetanguishene Transit free of charge. When transferring from Midland-Penetanguishene Transit to the LINX the fare is reduced by $1.

Riding the Bus

  1. The bus stops at marked bus stops.
  2. The bus also uses the "Hail Bus" (flag down service) method where traffic flow permits.
  3. Our friendly drivers will ensure a safe and pleasant trip.
  4. Any articles found on the bus will be taken to the Midland Bus Depot located at 731 Ontario Street (call 705-526-4275 ext. 2401 during regular business hours).

  5. Smoking, drinking or eating are prohibited on the bus.

  6. Transportation of animals is forbidden, with the exception of a service animal accompanying a rider.

  7. Strollers are permitted on the bus, but for safety reasons must be collapsed.​

Accessibility & Other Features

​Accessibility

All buses have a loading ramp, kneeling feature to lower step, next stop announcement system, slip resistant floors, interior lighting, grab rails, and two wheelchair positions.

Other Features

  • Bike racks are available. Loading and unloading is the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Strollers are permitted on the bus, but for safety reasons must be collapsed.

  • Service animals are permitted on the bus.​

Specialized Transit

​For Midland residents who are unable to board the buses due to a physical, cognitive, visual, or sensory disability, specialized transit service is available and is for provided by Community Reach.

For more information, you can contact Community Reach​​ at 705-526-4321.​

Customer Service

For more information, please contact:

Town of Midland offices:

705-526-4275 ext. 2243


Town of Penetanguishene offices:

705-549-7992 ext. 110 or 121​​

​​​*Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change. ​