Higher cost, less service from Red Deer Transit

Let’s talk Red Deer Transit.

Let’s talk Red Deer Transit.

I moved to Red Deer about four years ago and, since then, I have been largely dependent on our city’s transit system.

And, for the most part, it has done its job; I get from A to B and back again.

The question I am raising, however, is how much should I need to pay to get from A to B?

When I first started riding transit, I paid $60 a month for a bus to come by my stop every half hour from 6:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 8:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Sundays.

Now I pay $64 a month for a bus to come by my stop every half hour from 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 8:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Sundays.

So, why am I essentially paying more for less service?

Why are Red Deer’s students and seniors also paying more for less?

Why are those with a limited income, who possibly cannot afford a vehicle, paying more for less?

Yes, it is “just” four dollars extra a month and only a half hour cut in service time … now.

But, again, I pose this question to those of us who depend on the Red Deer Transit: How much are you willing to pay to get from A to B?

George Shaw

Red Deer

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