Regina residents will be invited to take advantage of free access to the City’s newest bus route for free next week.
Arcola Express will take transit riders from the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre to downtown, saving those who use the service as much as 20 minutes in travel time.
Mayor Michael Fougere says the demand was there for a new bus route.
“We have a growing demand for transit service across the city, and south-east Regina is a growing area,” Fougere says. “This will cover the Greens on Gardiner, the Creeks, Gardiner Heights, Gardiner Park, Windsor park, Woodland Grove and right to downtown. So the idea is to bring this growing transit usage to downtown as quickly as possible.”
Fougere says it is to better serve the public.
“It is about moving people quickly, it’s about updating where our ridership really is, so (some) routes have changed to maximize usage, as much as the express route is to gather those new residents in the growing neighbourhood and bringing them downtown.”
As Fougere mentioned, a few routes around the city are also seeing adjustments to expand service.
Areas including Harbour landing, Fairways west and Tuxedo park will see expanded service with the changes.