There & Back Again: A Routing Guide for GRT Operators

This section of the Unifor Local 4304 website is provided as a tool for Grand River Transit Operators, especially new operators, to learn and navigate the GRT system.  As the information provided in this section of the website is publicly available, logging into the website is not required to access it.

Directions and Maps are available for each GRT route (except busPLUS routes, which are operated by a private contractor).  In addition, platform layouts to indicate where buses park/board passengers for all major transfer points in the GRT system are provided.  All files are available in PDF format for easy downloading and viewing consistency.  We endeavor to update the routing information for each sign-up, so please ensure you check and download the correct routing information you need if we are approaching a new sign-up period.

Disclaimer: While we will make every reasonable effort to provide information that is of equal or greater value than management provides, we cannot be held responsible for loss or damages related to the information provided here if it turns out to be inaccurate.  Operators should also be aware that ONLY the regular routing and directions for each route are given and it is their responsibility to acquaint themselves with all the current detours which may affect the routes they are driving on any given day.  In addition, it is highly recommended that operators acquaint themselves with the routes they are driving BEFORE their shift begins; distracted driving of any kind cannot be condoned and the use of any electronic devices to view this information while driving is not only against GRT policy, but is illegal.

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Fall 2018
Two-Way Radio Helper
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FALL 2018 DIRECTIONS, MAPS AND PLATFORM LAYOUTS
Platform Layouts
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Route Number & Name
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Elmira Community Bus
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1 Queen-River
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2 Forest Heights
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3 Ottawa South
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4 Glasgow
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5 Erb
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6 Bridge
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7 Mainline
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8 Loop
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9 Lakeshore
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10 Pioneer
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11 Country Hills
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12 Westmount
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13 Laurelwood
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14 Waterloo Industrial
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16 Strasburg
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20 Victoria-Frederick
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21 Elmira
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22 Laurentian West
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23 Idlewood
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26 Trillium
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27 Chicopee
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29 Keats Way
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31 Columbia
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33 Huron
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34 Bingemans
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51 Hespeler
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52 Coronation
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53 Franklin
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54 Lisbon Pines
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55 St. Andrews
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56 Dunbar
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57 Blair
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58 Elmwood
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59 Christopher
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60 Northview Acres
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61 Fountain
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62 Woodside
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63 Champlain
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64 Langs
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67 Lovell Industrial
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72 busPLUS Cherry Blossom
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73 busPLUS Northlake
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75 Saginaw
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76 busPLUS Doon South
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77 busPLUS Wilmot
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91 Late Night Loop
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92 University Loop
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110 College Express
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111 College Express
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116 College Express
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200 iXpress / ION BUS
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201 Fischer-Hallman iXpress
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202 University iXpress
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203 Maple Grove iXpress
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204 Highland-Victoria iXpress
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205 Ottawa iXpress
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9801 GCI AM Special
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9851 Northview Special
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9903 UW Special / St. Mary's Express
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9904 Eastwood Special / Eastwood Special
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9931 Huron Industrial Special
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9932 Northfield Industrial Special
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9951 Forest Glen Express / Fairview Express
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9952 Fairview Express
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9953 Fairview Express
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9954 Fairview Express
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9963 Charles Terminal Express
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9964 Charles Terminal Express
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9983 Route 14/7 Special
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TWO-WAY RADIO HELPER
Preamble
Using clear, concise and professional communication on the two-way radio limits misunderstanding and reduces unnecessary radio chatter. In addition, in stressful or emergency situations it is vitally important to clearly communicate important information correctly the first time. Correctly using the ICAO Phonetic Alphabet as well as radio 10-Codes while communicating over the two-way reduces misunderstanding, repeating information and improves response times by emergency services when needed. It is to your benefit to use the two-way radio professionally.

Some examples of when it's a good idea to use the Phonetic Alphabet when communicating on the two-way radio:

- Giving a Group Rotation during your work sign-up (ie. Group 326A would be pronounced as "Three-Two-Six-Alfa")
- Asking for a bus with a specific Route Branch Letter (ie. Route 7E would be pronounced as "Seven-Echo")
- Giving Licence Plate information to the Police or a Supervisor (ie. License Plate Number 'AMJT 501' would be pronounced as "Alfa-Mike-Juliett-Tango-Five-Zero-One")
Alphabet Letter
Phonetic Use On Radio
AAlfa
BBravo
CCharlie
DDelta
EEcho
FFoxtrot
GGolf
HHotel
IIndia
JJuliett
KKilo
LLima
MMike
NNovember
OOscar
PPapa
QQuebec
RRomeo
SSierra
TTango
UUniform
VVictor
WWhisky
XX-Ray
YYankee
ZZulu
Useful Radio 10-Codes and Jargon
10-0"Use Caution"
10-1"Radio Signal Is Weak", "Bad Reception" or "Receiving Poorly"
10-2"Radio Signal Is Good", "Good Reception" or "Loud and Clear"
10-3"Stop Transmitting"
10-4"Okay", "Message Received" or "Acknowledged"
10-5"Relay Information To __________."
10-6"Busy At The Moment, Unless Urgent"
10-7"Out Of Service"
10-8"In Service"
10-9"Please Repeat Your Transmission" or "Say Again"
10-20"What's Your Location?" Sometimes also said as "What's Your 20?"
Affrmative"Yes"
Negative"No"