I had some harsh words for Regina Transit’s latest service change to make it into the news, the other day. I’ve had more than a few bones to pick with them. They graciously reached out to me. Here’s a portion of their reply:
Transit often has delays that it experiences on the road that it must contend with to maintain the schedule. For the most part, these delays may be out of the Transit’s system’s hands. However, delays also happen depending on the amount of bus stops on a particular route. This is one thing that the Transit department can control. Looking at three corridors (Albert Street, Broad Street, Victoria Avenue) there are opportunities where there is low ridership and bus stops that are placed too close together to minimize delays to buses on the route. The result is a better on time performance and a quicker trip for the customers to make the transit system more time competitive with the private automobile.
This is not a cut to bus service hours or a reduction in service.
Literally removing service from a block presently served by a stop, isn’t a reduction? Someone doesn’t have to check a dictionary to know that’s doublespeak. The real point Transit is trying to make is that people won’t notice the reduction because overall the trip times may go down and ridership could increase. That all remains to be seen.
GOOSE PLAINS, SK – The City of Goose Plains announced they’ll be soon requiring the spacing of all private car parking spots 400m from each location. This will reduce traffic congestion, and enhance convenience for drivers, as they will not need to drive as great a distance in most cases to park their vehicle where it will sit for more than 23 hours a day.