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Midland Seniors Conventional and Accessible Transit​

What you need to know:

  • Free for Midland residents only, 65+.

  • Photo ID required showing age and Midland residency.

  • New Seniors card will be issued with their photo (Town staff to take the photo and print cards).

  • Cards can be obtained at the Town of Midland Municipal office only (not Library, NSSRC).

  • Refunds on previously purchased pre-loaded cards/rides will be available at the Town of Midland Municipal office starting January 16, 2023 (only until March 31).​

Face Masks No Longer Mandatory on Mid-Pen Transit

​​​As of Saturday June 11, 2022, Face Masks are no longer required on Mid-Pen Transit buses, however masks are still recommended, and riders are encouraged to continue to wear face masks if they prefer.

Mid-Pen Transit Service Route Changes

Effective January 3, 2022

Route Changes Map

North South Route Changes map​​

Click to view a larger image

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


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

​(As of January 3, 2022)

 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 Avenue)​​

  • 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 Avenue)

  • 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 Avenue)

  • 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 Avenue)

  • ​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


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.​


(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. 2227 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


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. ​