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WEGO - Ride to Fun! Visitor Transportation System
The Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls is thrilled to announce the new WEGO Visitor Transportation System with a dedicated stop right out front of the hotel to serve our guests!
WEGO is a fun pairing of two words: "WE," communicating friendship and social activity, and "GO," suggesting adventure and exploration. It was chosen as the brand name and identity because it easily distinguishes the Niagara Falls Visitor Transportation System from the conventional municipal bus system.
Ride to Fun! This state-of-the-art bus system connects accommodations and Niagara Falls tourist areas. WEGO is a unique partnership between The City of Niagara Falls and The Niagara Parks Commission to provide integrated bus service to our visitors.
Preview service starts August 13 and full service will be available by August 23, 2012. WEGO will deliver a seamless connection between tourist attractions within the city and Niagara Parks as well as other parts of the city, helping you to experience all that this world-class destination has to offer. WEGO is fully accessible and will operate year-round, giving easy, convenient service to travelers from around the globe who visit Niagara Falls. At Niagara Parks, WEGO replaces the familiar fleet of People Mover buses which have operated seasonally for over 26 years.
The city of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Parks Commission, partners in the WEGO venture, were awarded the AccessibleNiagara.com Award during a March of Dimes event in 2012 to mark National Access Awareness Week. It was one of 13 awards given to people and businesses that promote awareness and equal access for those with disabilities throughout the region.
WEGO - Routes
WEGO Green line - Niagara Parks (Parkway)
WEGO Blue line - Fallsview Boulevard to Clifton Hill (North/South)
WEGO Red line - Lundy’s Lane (East/West)
WEGO Purple line - Downtown Queen Street (Loop)
WEGO - Fares
24 - Hour Pass Adult ( 13 years+ ) $ 6.19 + Tax Child ( 6 to 12 years ) $ 3.54 + Tax
48 - Hour Pass Adult ( 13 years+ ) $ 10.18 + Tax Child ( 6 to 12 years ) $ 7.08 + Tax
Children 5 and under ride for free all year!
* Modified off season service
WEGO - Operating Schedule
WEGO operates daily from as early as 9 am to 1 am, April thru October. A WEGO bus will arrive at most stops every 15 to 30 minutes. Modified service will be offered November through March. Busses drop off or pick up riders at designated WEGO stops only. The Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls offers a WEGO stop on property. (click for current route schedules)
WEGO - Features
WEGO buses are all equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to ensure you enjoy a safe, comfortable and efficient transportation experience. These technologies include:
Infotainment System: video monitors provide entertaining video clips of Niagara attractions as well as notices on local events and weather conditions.
Automated Stop Announcements: the next bus stop along the route is announced via audio for persons with visual disabilities and a messaging sign to assist persons with hearing challenges.
Transit Signal Prioritization: transponders on the buses notify oncoming signal lights to ensure the buses efficiently move through the routes with minimal time losses.
Computer Aided Dispatching: GPS technology enables WEGO operators and supervisors to communicate visually and audibly to ensure schedules are maintained, transfers are accommodated and safety protocols are maintained.
Data Management: customer counting and smart card fare collection systems provide tremendous data for WEGO to better manage route and schedule development.
Maintenance Information: sophisticated monitors throughout the engine and transmission relay information about the safety and efficiency of the powertrain, which ensures the economy, performance and longevity of these major components.
Each WEGO bus can transport 2 bicycles on front-mounted racks.
WEGO - Operating Polices
- Buses can drop off or pick up at riders at designated WEGO stops only.
- All routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
- Seniors, those with Disabilities, and Passengers with Children:
- For your safety, please take the seating located at the front of the bus.
- No Eating, Drinking, or Smoking: No food, drinks or smoking permitted on buses in accordance with City By-Laws.
• Passengers with strollers can wheel their stroller onto the bus with the infant in the stroller. While on board, the stroller may be parked in the wheelchair securement positions with the infant in the stroller, preferably facing rearward. The infant must be secured into the stroller and the brake/wheel lock applied. In addition, the adult shall hold the stroller while the bus is in motion.
If the two wheelchair securement positions are full, or if a passenger requiring one of these positions boards, the stroller must vacate and move to another seat where the infant can be removed and the stroller can be folded and safely stored between the seats to ensure the aisle is kept clear.