Transit implements rear-door boarding

North Bay, ON – March 20, 2020 – North Bay Transit is asking passengers to board buses at the rear door in order to limit interactions with drivers.

Fares will be suspended until further notice as a result of this new measure, which is effective immediately. Those requiring use of the accessible ramp on City buses will continue to be provided this service upon request.

In addition, Transit’s weekday and Saturday schedule is being adjusted in response to customer demand.  Starting Saturday, March 21, buses will run every hour. All routes will continue to operate.

The City of North Bay remains committed to providing city-wide transit. Transit employees continue to implement enhanced sanitizing procedures and processes. Riders are asked to follow public health recommendations regarding social distancing, safe handwashing and hygiene.

The City continues to evaluate the impact of the evolving COVID-19 situation on all aspects of operations in order to respond appropriately. Look for updates on our website at or via our social media accounts.


Gord Young
 Communications Officer
 705 474-0626 ext. 2505