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Calgary Transit seeks public input on modifying 12 bus routes

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 17, 2016 4:14 pm

Calgary Transit is seeking public feedback on proposed bus route changes for northwest and inner city.
According to their website, twelve routes are being reviewed and changes could be implemented later this year or early 2017.

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Calgary Transit states that the goal of this review is to modify some existing routes to provide more efficient and effective service. The routes under review include Routes 8, 9, 10, 22/122, 37/137, 43/143, 145, 404, 405, 407, 412, and 419.

While considering the new proposed routes, five factors are taken into account which include avoiding duplication of service, providing higher frequency service, creating more direct routes, providing longer hours of service in evenings and weekends, and making transit more efficient by spending less and providing better service.

The review process is currently in its consulting stage, with meetings of stakeholders and community representatives from the inner city and northwest Calgary. Public input is welcome at any of Calgary Transit’s open house or pop-up information sessions. An online feedback form will be available on their website at a later date.

Open houses dates:
Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
Sunnyside School – 211 7 St NW
Gymnasium
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association – 917 Centre Ave NE
Main Hall
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW
Charleswood Hall
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pop-up information sessions:
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016
Brentwood Station
6:00 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016
Brentwood Station
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
Dalhousie Station
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Dalhousie Station
6:00 a.m. to noon


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