Oakville Transit rings in New Year with free and extended bus service

Wed, 16 Dec 2015

Oakville Transit customers will have even more reason to celebrate this New Year’s Eve. Town Council approved a report on December 14, 2015 recommending free bus service from 7 p.m. on December 31, 2015 until 4 a.m. on January 1, 2016.

Along with free bus rides, Oakville Transit will offer expanded hours of service starting mid-afternoon and extending into the late night on New Year’s Eve.

“Our hope is by offering free transit service on New Year’s Eve, residents will take the bus rather than drive,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “It’s our way of encouraging road safety in an effort to have everyone arrive home safely.”

Oakville Transit is reminding PRESTO card users to refrain from tapping their card when boarding the bus to ensure they are not charged for their bus trip.

For more information about New Year’s Eve transit service and schedules, visit the Oakville Transit website.