Residents and guests in the Blackstone and Fernbank Crossing communities will have access to a free Community Shuttle, provided by area home builders. This is a unique arrangement has been planned in co-operation with OC Transpo, as the City of Ottawa has developed policies to encourage transit use as early as possible in new, developing communities.
What is the shuttle service?
Beginning on August 31st, 2015 and lasting for a period of no less than one full year, a free luxury mid-size bus will be provided for shuttle service to and from the Terry Fox transit station at the Kanata Centrum.
The Community Shuttle service will operate Monday to Friday every 30 minutes between the hours of: 6:00 – 9:00 AM and 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Service will begin at the Blackstone entrance, pick up at 6:00 AM. Please note that the service will not run during statutory holidays.
Where does the shuttle run?
Please refer to the attached map for an image of the Route. During the morning, the Community Shuttle will start at Westphalian Avenue and Rouncy Road, travel via Terry Fox Drive, turn right on Fernbank Road, then right on Robert Grant Avenue. Pick up will be at Bobolink Drive and Robert Grant Avenue, and the shuttle will continue via Iber Road to Terry Fox Station. During the afternoon, the same routing will be used.
Community Shuttle bus stops will be located at:
– Bobolink Drive / Robert Grant Avenue
– Rouncey/Westphalian Avenue
– Terry Fox Transit Station
There will be one slight adjustment to the route in the coming months as a section of Cope Road is completed in the Fernbank Crossing community.
Please note the route has changed since it was advertised earlier this year in my community column. The original route had included streets that were not designated as transit routes and it is important to ensure that the shuttle use streets designated for transit use.
Need more information?
All residents in this development will receive notice of this service will additional information delivered to their home. You may also view the notice you may also visit my website at https://shadqadri.com/community/community-news/ .