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Grand River Transit (GRT) and City Public Works
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On January 1, 2000, the Region of Waterloo created GRT by assuming the
operations of the former Kitchener Transit and
Cambridge Transit. By the end of that year, operations had
been fully synchronized, and buses began running between Cambridge and
Kitchener. As a result, ridership in Cambridge improved dramatically.
In recent years, many new
have been purchased, and now constitute the majority of the fleet. GRT installed
on the front of its buses in order to encourage the use of sustainable
transport; all standard and express buses now have these racks.
Service to less dense areas is
provided by the busPLUS system, large
which take regular fares on scheduled routes to new neighborhoods and more
remote facilities. GRT also operates MobilityPLUS, which provides specialized
transit for disabled patrons using minibuses equipped with
The audio player
to your right allows you to listen to the new Region of Waterloo
Light Rail Transit (LRT) communications. At the moment the system is
being tested and prepared for operational duty, so audio may be
The LRT is not functional at the moment,
so all communications heard will undoubtedly be maintenance related
as personnel check and prepare the entire system. The start date for
the system is expected to be December 2018.
To listen to all
communications you must press the play button on the audio player to
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pause or mute the other audio player
following information was taken from GRT website, and is valid
as of March 2013.
The GRT have roughly 66 regular routes that service the Waterloo
region. All routes in Cambridge are 'accessible'. Over 85% of
buses that service The Region are 'accessible'. Some of
the busiest routes are route 7, iXpress, route 8 and route 12.
These routes connect the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and
Cambridge making it easy for intercity travelers.
The GRT has 238
'low floor' diesel buses. All 'high floor' buses have been
retired. Of the 238
buses in the fleet, 16 buses are Hybrid Electric buses and 196
are equipped with accessibility features. GRT operates 29
MobilityPLUS vehicles for disabled patrons.
Grand River transit has over 500 employees and services 2791 bus
Grand River Transit and ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)
addition to the GRT bus service communications scanner there is a
second scanner set to capture communications related to the LRT.
The Region of Waterloo employs an EDACS trunked
radio system for their Police, Fire, Transportation and other city
services. What is EDACS? EDACS is a radio communications
system that provides high-speed wireless analog voice, digital
voice, and data communications.
The system is comprised of primary control channels
and alternate control channels. At any given time, each site
(Police, Fire, City Services etc.) has one control channel. The remaining channels are used as working
functions such as call queuing, emergency calls, and call
prioritization are always available.
Transit and LRT scanners are programmed to receive certain
talkgroups from within the
Region EDACS system, and are listed below. Primary control
frequencies ( also listed below) are in red.
Grand River Transit scanned frequencies
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Bus to Bus
Transit -Specialized Service
LRT Tac 3
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