Transit Windsor Alerts Riders of Possible Strike and Buses to Lions Game Cancelled

Transit Windsor is advising riders that they should prepare for alternate transportation arrangements ahead of this coming Monday, January 15, 2024, due to a potential strike.

“We’ve been provided a 72-hour strike notice, which is mandatory notice for a union to provide under federal legislation,” said Transit Windsor Executive Director Tyson Cragg. “We are continuing to negotiate in hopes a settlement can be reached, but we need our customers to plan ahead, just in case there are no Transit Windsor buses on the road starting Monday morning.”

Transit Windsor provides public transit service in Windsor-Essex, including service to Amherstburg, LaSalle, and Leamington. In addition, Tunnel Bus and Special events services are provided to Detroit, Michigan, and school extra service is provided to select schools in Windsor. All of these services will be suspended if members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616 take strike action.

Special Events Buses Cancelled:

To ensure Detroit Lions fans attending the playoff game Sunday night are not stranded in Detroit, the scheduled Special Events buses for Sunday, January 14, 2024, are cancelled. Lions fans will have to find alternate arrangements, and anyone who has paid in advance will be reimbursed.

“Transit Windsor regrets the inconvenience a strike may cause our riders, but we hope this advance notice will allow time for preparations to be made that will help minimize the impact as much as possible,” said Cragg.

Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.