January 13, 2017
the extension of the West LRT, there were revisions made to bus routes and some
new routes were introduced. Routes 93 and 94 were added with service
to and from 69 Street Station. Refinements are continually made in
response to ridership and customer feedback.
usually stabilizes after a few years of introducing a new route. Calgary
Transit received feedback from some areas in the community that Calgary Transit
buses are causing an inconvenience, especially on Sierra Morena Boulevard due
to concerns about noise. In review of feedback from customers and stable
ridership, and an eye to more cost effective service, Calgary Transit conducted
a review of Route 93 and 94 to make service adjustments.
Transit’s ridership review suggested more customers use Route 93 during peak
times than off peak times. An option to convert to smaller community shuttle
buses for off peak hours and retain bigger (regular) buses for peak hours is
within guidelines for ridership and would also address community
feedback. With this option Calgary Transit will still be able to
accommodate customers who need to use public transit services in the
Route 94, the ridership report suggested that the ridership numbers are low to
the point where service can be provided on smaller buses to accommodate all the
riders in the area. During school pick up and drop off times, Calgary
Transit will add a bus for St. Gregory School and Ernest Manning School to
assist with this specific increase in ridership. The additional school
runs are on top of existing runs, so there is a slight increase to peak
period frequency on Route 94 as a result. Calgary Transit also has a new
community shuttle bus which we will schedule for use for some of the
trips. These new community shuttle buses have a little more capacity
compared to the smaller shuttle buses and they also have more room to manoeuvre
wheelchairs, strollers and walkers.
shuttle buses are already made available for weekends and evening for these
routes. Calgary Transit will continue to monitor demand and feedback from
the community to determine if any further changes need to be made. The
tables below show the times of the day along with bus type that we will use which
became effective December 19, 2016.
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