With the City’s focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial stressors, Administration has decided to postpone the launch of the Bus Network Redesign until mid-2021. This delay means a bit of a temporary reprieve for Ward 5 residents — particularly those in neighbourhoods losing service or convenient routes — from having to worry about compounding upheaval in the fall with shifting school and work commutes. It also means another year before we will see how the on-demand service will work, but I am more comfortable knowing that there is additional time to plan a successful roll-out.
My office is always open to feedback on transit or any other municipal concerns and can be reached by phone at 780-496-8120, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @sjlhamilton. Please note that any phone calls will go straight to voicemail while my staff remains working from home, but we will connect with you as soon as we are able.