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

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​Transit Rate Changes - effective June 14, 2021

As of June 14, 2021, the fare rates for riders on both Mid-Pen Transit and Accessible Transit will increase to the following amounts:​

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

Mid-Pen Transit riders are reminded that they can reload their transit SmartCards online using the Mid-Pen Transit Service Online Portal, or by appointment at the Town of Penetanguishene and Town of Midland Municipal Offices. 


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 Cart

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. ​