The Mayor announced the extension Thursday afternoon with an order under the authority of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
The City of Windsor says the original order was set to expire on Sunday, April 12th. They say Transit Windsor was asked to evaluate the prospect of a return to service in the near term and prepared a memo to inform the Mayor’s decision.
Officials say when considering the local circumstances, observations from other transit operators across the province and the significant public health risks to both riders and drivers, Transit Windsor leadership recommended the continued suspension of service.
“This isn’t a decision that anyone wants to make,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “This is a decision we had to take to help flatten the pandemic’s curve in our community and save lives in the City of Windsor.”
Windsor City Council has already approved a one-time payment for individuals who purchased a Transit Windsor pass between February 19th, 2020 and March 19th, 2020 or held a monthly pass valid for the period between February 19th, 2020 and March 19th, 2020.
Officials say subject to verification, the one-time payment will be processed across three broad categories:
Full details on how to apply and more can be found at www.transitwindsor.ca.