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Ward 1 News: North Cross Town Rapid Transit

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The North Crosstown BRT is a key part of Calgary Transit’s primary transit network and is identified as a high priority in RouteAhead.

The new BRT will operate mainly in regular traffic lanes, with potential for bus-only or High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on 52 Street N.E. Transit vehicles will be given signal priority at intersections along the entire route. This is known as curbside service and has minimal infrastructure requirements while supporting active, pedestrian-friendly streets.

The North Crosstown BRT will benefit transit customers by providing more reliable, direct, faster service and an overall improved customer experience. The new BRT will benefit all Calgarians by providing sustainable, affordable transportation that helps accommodate current and future growth. The BRT service also supports Area Redevelopment Plans for several bordering neighbourhoods by providing a transportation service to accommodate growth and vibrancy in those communities.

The North Crosstown BRT route will improve:
• East-west connectivity across the city as an efficient, reliable alternative to other routes
• Service to major destinations like Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Children’s Hospital, SAIT, University of Calgary, McMahon Stadium, North Hill Centre and the Genesis Centre
• Service to numerous schools, recreation/sports facilities and shopping centres
• Connectivity between Brentwood and Saddletowne LRT Stations without going downtown, reducing the number of downtown transfers to cross the north side of the city
• Transit service reliability and passenger capacity in north Calgary and along 16 Avenue North

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