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Calgary Transit "On Demand" Pilot Project

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Announced on May 3, 2019:
https://www.calgarytransit.com/news/calgary-transit-demand

 

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A one-year pilot project to explore a new way to offer transit service

Calgary Transit On Demand is a new way to provide transit service to communities that currently don’t have traditional bus service. This pilot project offers on demand, shared-ride transportation to connect people in Carrington and Livingston to the North Pointe transit hub and amenities.

 

 

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Kinda sounds like these new communities aren't showing up on GPS yet.

That could be a challenge considering this is aimed towards new communities which wouldn't be fully developed yet.

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2 hours ago, Transit Fan said:

Kinda sounds like these new communities aren't showing up on GPS yet.

That could be a challenge considering this is aimed towards new communities which wouldn't be fully developed yet.

It might be an issue... but how about just having fixed stop locations, but having the service still use calling/texting/internet requests, that could be directed to the driver so they can then show up & pick up the passengers regardless? 

Example: https://winnipegtransit.com/en/service/dart/

https://winnipegtransit.com/en/service/dart/102/

Attachment is a map of a current Winnipeg DART (dial-a-ride transit) route, which in the case of the new communities - even without GPS, it can still be easily applied. Might cost a few extra thousand for some basic bus stops and concrete paving stones if need be, but it could work without the need for GPS or any post-1980s technology. Plus there's also the benefit of later on, being able to convert those bus stops into fixed-route service.

DART_102_Web_Site_Map.pdf

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On 8/8/2019 at 5:42 PM, downbeat said:

The pilot project is back. Launches tomorrow (Friday, August 9).

http://www.calgarytransit.com/news/calgary-transit-demand

Its funny how they will spend all of that money with on-demand there in Carrington, yet they will remove service for significant parts of SE Calgary, and not even think about implementing on-demand/dial-a-ride where people actually need it...

Priorities, much?

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52 minutes ago, armorand said:

Its funny how they will spend all of that money with on-demand there in Carrington, yet they will remove service for significant parts of SE Calgary, and not even think about implementing on-demand/dial-a-ride where people actually need it...

Priorities, much?

The On Demand service does not come out of Calgary Transit’s operating budget, it’s a totally different funding source. They could cut this pilot, but it’d have zero impact on the service cuts for September.

Plus, this could prove out a model that could significantly decrease CTs costs in the future and provide service to many communities that wouldn’t warrant service otherwise. And it funnels people onto Transit’s regular service. 

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