RouteAhead, Calgary Transit’s long-term strategy for public transit over the next 30 years was approved by City Council on March 4. It is a comprehensive plan that includes ways to improve the customer experience, expand Calgary Transit’s network, finance construction and operating costs, and how to best invest our limited resources. All the recommendations in the plan are based on the feedback the RouteAhead team received during its extensive stakeholder engagement, and the goals of the Calgary Transportation Plan.
If you haven’t seen the plan yet, I encourage you to have a look on RouteAhead’s website. You’ll see that many of the projects will improve transit service in Ward 7, such as the North-Crosstown Bus Rapid Transit from Brentwood to Saddletowne, West Campus Mobility, and the North Central LRT.
RouteAhead focuses on improvements to customer service and includes better access and connections, shorter wait times, easier ways to pay, and an improved riding experience for the many Calgarians who take transit every day. Upgrading the system to four-car CTrains in 2015 will also greatly reduce congestion and make it easier for you to get to your destination!
Some interesting tidbits about Calgary Transit: in 2012 they had a ridership of 102,000,000 and provided 2.67 million hours of service. Calgary Transit has 970 buses, 192 Light Rail Vehicles, 163 bus routes, and 44 CTrain stations.
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