Regina city transit is looking for public feedback on potential route changes and the addition of a new bus route.
Route changes will affect Regina’s east end, Harbour Landing, as well as the Fairways west neighbourhood.
Nathan Luhning, manager of business development for Regina city transit, says there is a brand new route in the works.
“One of the changes we are proposing is a brand new route called the 60 Arcola Express,” Luhning says. “That route will serve the Greens on Gardiner, the Creeks, and the neighborhoods surrounding the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre. It’s designed to get people in and out of the downtown quickly. As a comparison, right now it takes 45 minutes to take the bus from this location (Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre) to the downtown, the new express route would take 15 minutes.”
Luhning says the changes won’t be taking immediate effect.
“These changes are not planned to take effect until 2018, so early 2018. Based on the feedback we get, it has to go to council, we make a recommendation and then they approve that recommendation.”
An online survey will be open until October 16th.
Also, an open house will be taking place at the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre on October 12th for people to voice their concerns in person.
Some of the other potential changes include: