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  1. Transit Fan

    General Route Discussion and History

    The most common concern among multiple routes seem related to the new grid system of routes and people requiring additional transfers. A few smaller streets will now be under-served compared to the existing network due to the bigger focus of having more service along the main roads of the grid. There is also dissatisfaction with the removal of 66, 125, 126, 176 express services due to needing transfers to complete the trip. The Foothills hospital crowd was by far the most vocal and there seems to be a lot of dissatisfaction with the re-routing of the 20 away from the hospital. The initial proposal to remove the 91 combined with the fact that the NX only stops on 16th Ave thus requiring a long walk to both Lions Park and the hospital was also a tough sell as well.
  2. Transit Fan

    General Route Discussion and History

    The engage page is currently being modified with feedback summary and new changes. Some highlights: SX increased to 20 min frequency weekdays Route 90 extended to Foothills and UofC Route 91 maintained between Lions Park and Foothills Route 68 - Crosstown from Saddletowne to East Hills via 64 Ave, 68 St, 17 Ave 181 and 182 cancelled 131 replaced with 155. Restores service to 26 Ave se and adds new routing along 17 ave se between 44 st and 52 st se. Decided on 1 and SE stops downtown. SE stops at 61 and 70 St instead of 60 and 68 St
  3. Transit Fan

    General BRT discussion

    I'm more intrigued by the following: Does that mean there's going to be a set of buses with some kind of new MAX livery or just some temporary paint scheme to promote the service in general. As much as i'd love the former to be true, i'm not sure how well that would turn out. It's weird enough that the "Airport" buses tend to find themselves on random feeder routes. Imagine waiting for the SE or NX and a MAX colored 1 or 19 comes rolling by instead. 😆
  4. Transit Fan

    General BRT discussion

    Thanks for posting those reports, 1604! Option 2 is the recommended option and I think its the one that makes the most sense too. It targets existing riders but also gets word out to those in affected neighborhoods that may or may not currently use transit. Basically a big heads up to all the areas that will be affected by the bus network overhaul. Option 3 is kind of overkill. I doubt anyone not in the affected areas will care that much so a large scale city-wide campaign seems like a waste, especially when one of the three services launching this year will likely only be running at 25 minute frequencies during peak hours.
  5. Transit Fan

    General BRT discussion

    So is there still going to be route numbers? Are they still going to be called "BRT"? Seems somewhat confusing when we've already got the existing 300 series BRT which isn't really much of a BRT. Now we have the new BRT which is closer to real BRT (although that is debatable given the crosstown's lack of dedicated lanes for much of their route).
  6. Transit Fan

    General CTrain Discussion

    Cool. However, I don't think some red concrete is going to prevent people from running a red light (or driving down the tracks as we saw last week) there anytime soon. Give that people wander down 7th Ave or get stuck in the bus traps all the time, i'm already fully expecting the occasional person to be driving down the median on 17th Ave or across the transitway bridge over Deerfoot.
  7. Transit Fan

    Calgary Transit

    It looks like they're going with route # 504 and 508 this year for the North Stampede Express and the East Stampede Express (parade day only). They used to be 304 and 308 in the past. I assume that the new BRT route numbers will be in the 300s and they want to avoid having non-BRT routes labelled as such?
  8. Transit Fan

    Calgary Transit

    Does anyone know if transit is slowly trying to remove buses off of 7th Avenue? The proposed 2018 service changes is set to move the #1, 305 and SE BRT off of 7th Ave onto 5 Ave, 6 Ave and 1 St SW. If that change takes place, that would leave only the 7 and the few SE express buses on 7th Ave. Has there been issues with buses clogging up the avenue with the introduction of 4 car trains or is the change for the 1, 305, SE more of an unrelated change? I honestly prefer having the bus on 7th Ave since 5th and 6th can become super congested during peak hours. Only downside is when there's an incident on the train and the buses aren't able to pass but that's not really a regular occurrence, at least compared to the bumper to bumper congestion on 5th and 6th.
  9. Transit Fan

    General Route Discussion and History

    Yeah, I wouldn't count on that happening. They seemed well aware of the SX frequencies (or lack thereof) at the open houses already. The main feedback they seemed to be looking for were things related to the design of the routes themselves.
  10. Transit Fan

    General Route Discussion and History

    The engage site has stopped taking input since the 18th. Updates on the 2018 service review based on feedback should be expected before the end of June. Do you guys expect there to be much difference from what was proposed? One of the things they mentioned at the open house was how very little needed to changed for the 2016 NW service review. I wonder if it'll be the same this time around. Keep in mind that the changes this time are affecting a much larger area of the city with many crosstowns and longstanding routes are being revised.
  11. Transit Fan

    General CTrain Discussion

    I love that we've slowly been transitioning to the Red & Blue line names. However, I don't think i've ever heard those terms in the on-board announcements. Do they ever plan on adding that? Thinking something along the lines of: "This is a northeast blue line train. Destination Saddletowne." "This is a northwest red line train. Destination Tuscany."
  12. Transit Fan

    General CTrain Discussion

    I really wish our train doors weren't so lenient. Obviously, you don't want them chopping off limbs or injuring anyone but their existing behavior is just way too easy to take advantage of. It'd be nice if they didn't re-open all the way when there's an obstruction. Just enough that whatever is stuck can get unstuck but then slowly force their way closed once that happens.
  13. Transit Fan

    General BRT discussion

    The first few layers of asphalt for the 17 Ave transitway lanes have been paved between 30st and 35th Street. They're also currently putting in what looks to be red concrete for the section of transitway in front of the future 33rd Street stations. It seems a lot more complicated and costly to install this versus just laying down regular asphalt but it would've been nice to see the entire transitway be the distinct red color instead of just the parts by the stations. I also noticed the queue jump for the NX at NB 36 St and 16 Ave NE is also using the red concrete instead of regular asphalt. Has anyone seen this at any of the other queue jumps? I wonder if it's being done for all of them or just select areas.
  14. Transit Fan

    Calgary Transit

    "Stranded" might be exaggerating a bit. Technically, the 131 will still provide them with some form of bus access. Although I do admit it might be a bit more effort for them to get to Marlborough with the new routes compared to the existing 57.
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