Red Deer seeking further public input on transit network improvements

Proposed new routes, improved frequency, connectivity and accessibility are all part of a transit services plan the City of Red Deer will share with residents next month.

The Transit Network Improvement project got underway this year, with the city planning to improve transit services to meet the future needs of the growing community.

“Based on the feedback we (have) collected so far, the proposed transit improvements will include better frequency, more direct and less circuitous routes and improved customer amenities at bus stops and connection points,” said George Penny, transit manager.

“Through this work, as well as previous work on the city’s Multimodal Transportation Plan, we are building a plan that honours and respects the needs of current and future transit users as well as best practices across the industry in Canada.”

The city has met with transit staff, customers and residents this spring and summer to understand their needs and wants in Red Deer.

More than 500 transit customers and citizens have been engages throughout the initial phase of the project.

Draft options will be shared with Red Deerians in September to collect further feedback and get input on the proposed changes.

“There will be many avenues for customers and citizens to share their feedback,” said Penny.

“Online surveys, a stakeholder workshop and public open houses will be used to collect additional feedback to enable us to refine the options and develop our final recommendations.”

The open houses are scheduled from Sept. 11-14 at several locations across the city.

A stakeholder workshop will also take place in mid-September to gather detailed feedback on the plan from key community organizations, including representatives from large employers, schools, healthcare providers, and groups serving youth, seniors and persons with a disability.

Once finalized, the times and locations of the open house events and the online survey will be posted to www.reddeer.ca/improvingtransit.



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