Change in operator for Hub Transit
Tim Brody - Editor
The Municipality of Sioux Lookout has assumed operations for the Sioux Lookout “Hub Transit” program effective July 4.
The program will see no immediate changes to services for riders and riders can expect to receive the same services from familiar drivers during and after the transition, a June 28 joint news released issued by Hub Transit and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout informed.
Hub Transit currently provides services throughout the Municipality of Sioux Lookout, including to and from the Airport and Hudson.
Hub Transit and the Municipality of Sioux Lookout shared that, “The change in operators has been in the works for several months, as the growing demands of operating a robust transit program were becoming more than could reasonably be expected from a volunteer Board of Directors.”
“Hub Transit” as it has become known in recent years (formerly Sioux Lookout Handi-Transit), has been operated by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors for many years.
“Over the last five years, the Board has effectively expanded the program to provide service for not only those with physical disabilities, but to everyone in the community,” the joint release informed.
“When the Municipality of Sioux Lookout was able to secure funding for expanded transit services in our community through the Community Transportation Grant Program, the Board of Directors was pleased to work with the Municipality via this funding to provide more transit options for the entire community,” shared Hub Transit Board Chair, Rob McClendon. “Our focus has been on providing reliable, accessible, and affordable transit services to the community of Sioux Lookout,” McClendon explained.
“We will use the funding that has been secured through March 2025 to continue to operate the program efficiently and effectively,” noted Municipal Chief Administrative Officer, Michelle Larose, adding, “like the Hub Transit Board of Directors, the Municipality will continue to monitor the needs of the community in determining any changes to services in the future.”
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