With gas prices rising, it’s not a bad idea to take the bus.
When the bus can get you to work in the same time in takes you to drive, it’s an even better idea.
The city of Regina unveiled new buses routes today, including the Arcola Express bus, which can get passengers from the Sandra Schmirler Recreation Centre to the Cornwall Centre in as fast as 20 minutes.
— David Boles (@DavidJBoles) April 30, 2018
Mayor Michael Fougere said with the east end of Regina rapidly expanding, having increased and efficient transit service is a necessity.
“Arcola East is quite large, in the south east, and we feel that the numbers are warranted to do this,” he said. “So, we’ve partnered with the federal government to help fund three new buses on this route.”
The city’s Director of Transit Services Brad Bells also spoke to the situation, saying this could not only increase transit ridership, but get people to the downtown core in a quick and expeditious manner.
“If we can take a whole bunch of cars off the road, those that are driving, it makes things more efficient and better driving going down Arcola.”
Use of the buses is free for this week, regular fares will apply starting Monday, May 7th.
Service, for the time being, will not be offered on weekends.