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DavidW   

What year is this from? November 29 is not a Tuesday this year, besides having not happened yet....

That's the date the source put on it. It's from last week.

I think it's a lucky break for On-It that Nanton decided not to participate. It would have been significant extra miles for very little return. Nanton was included because it's a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership, and it's in the pilot corridor, but my impression is that bus commuting two hours one-way to Somerset-Bridlewood in Calgary from Nanton might be quite a small market.

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That's the date the source put on it. It's from last week.

I think it's a lucky break for On-It that Nanton decided not to participate. It would have been significant extra miles for very little return. Nanton was included because it's a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership, and it's in the pilot corridor, but my impression is that bus commuting two hours one-way to Somerset-Bridlewood in Calgary from Nanton might be quite a small market.

Small market yes, but I shouldn't take 2 hours from Nanton to SomersetBridlewood. it's only 67 km. Google maps says 44 minutes to drive. I realize stops along the way would add to the duration, but that shouldn't make it two hours.

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armorand   

That's the date the source put on it. It's from last week.

I think it's a lucky break for On-It that Nanton decided not to participate. It would have been significant extra miles for very little return. Nanton was included because it's a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership, and it's in the pilot corridor, but my impression is that bus commuting two hours one-way to Somerset-Bridlewood in Calgary from Nanton might be quite a small market.

So now, would On-It consider promoting more daily trips with reduced headways, or still just one trip per day?

Small market yes, but I shouldn't take 2 hours from Nanton to SomersetBridlewood. it's only 67 km. Google maps says 44 minutes to drive. I realize stops along the way would add to the duration, but that shouldn't make it two hours.

Just did Nanton - Sandman City Centre (7th Avenue). 1 hour, 7 minutes according to Google Maps. High River - Sandman shaves off a few minutes. If anything, would a peak-hours cutaway/Arboc shuttle from Nanton - High River suffice?

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DavidW   

Commuter transit to roll Oct. 11
Foothills: On-It pilot project set to begin
Friday, Sep 09, 2016 04:28 pm
By: Don Patterson
Okotoks Western Wheel

 

Commuter transit service linking four Foothills communities to Calgary’s south LRT line will start Oct. 11.

The first buses for the Calgary Regional Partnership’s two-year On-It regional transit pilot project will depart Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and High River that morning around 6 a.m.

 

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D40LF   

Was wondering if the one used for the opening was specially done for the opening.  The other thought is maybe 1992 was done as a proposal

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LRT   

Spotted unit 1992 at Somerset this week on route 501. 

Didn't notice how busy it was...

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Nick B   
1 minute ago, BCT-3122-D800-10240 said:

Nice!  What time of day did you capture that?

1628.

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kevlo86   

#2745 and #3510 attached here. Mondays and Fridays are free service in January 2017.

Rode from Okotoks to Somerset/Bridlewood and back. Fairly efficient service!

Other than being ex-Diversified, really not too sure what the origins of these coaches are. #3510 is from the states somewhere as the thermostat temp was set at 74 degrees Fahrenheit and the washroom had a sign stating "no smoking by the order of the DOT".

 

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