Taking the bus just got comfier, healthier, and easier!
Calgary transit is rolling out 150 new 40-foot New Flyer buses
this year, and the first few are already in service. These new buses are replacing buses
that have reached retirement age. The current Calgary Transit fleet is 1100 buses strong, and the oldest bus is from 1978.
The new buses are lower to the ground and have fold-out ramps to improve accessibility for passengers in wheel chairs or with strollers. They’ve also got air conditioning and bike racks, so bring on summer.
The seats have a stainless steel base, which is easy to keep clean, and the fabric covers have been treated so water and fluids won’t soak in, making a much healthier environment for transit passengers and employees.
Replacing the old buses with the new ones will increase reliability (fewer older buses on the road) and accessibility (lower floors, improved ramps).
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