- Regina city councillors will have their first chance to address the future of public transportation in the Queen City next week.
- According to the transit plan, increase Regina’s mode-share to 25% by 2025, which was intended to complement other city goals like the Energy and Sustainability Framework (ESF).
Next week, Regina city councilors will get their first opportunity to discuss the future of public transportation in Queen City.
The city’s first-ever Regina Transportation Master Plan, prepared by the administration and thus will guide transit decision-making for the next 25 years, will be presented to the executive committee next Wednesday.
“This plan has a lot of potentials.” “This is the first of its sort in Regina,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services for the City of Regina.
“This strategy directs Regina transit on a customer-centric and modern path. It enhances transportation in our town while also managing expansion to make a viable and appealing option.”
According to the transit plan, increase Regina’s mode-share to 25% by 2025, which was created to complement other city objectives According to the transit plan, increase Energy and Sustainability Framework tation should account for one-quarter of all journeys win the city.
According to Brad Bells, Transit and Fleet Director, that number is closer to 5% presently, although the pandemic has reduced ridership.
The plan includes several short, medium, and long-term objectives to boost ridership.
To encourage youth to use public transportation, the plan proposes increasing transit regularity on all routes, increasing the range of routes operating on weekends, expanding hours of operation on Sundays and holidays, and modernizing fare payment, planning, and on-demand services by developing an integrated app. It also proposes making transit free for youth under the age of 12.
If the council accepts the plan, that target has been identified as one of the most readily implementable.
Increasing the usage of low-emission automobiles is another ESF priority.
As a result, the transit plan recommends electrifying the whole bus fleet by 2039. According to that plan, the first seven will be purchased and operational by 2024.
The city counts that it will cost roughly $80 million to accomplish all of its short-term goals, including boosting route frequency and hours of operation and purchasing the first seven electric buses.
The city is not obligated to any planned spending if the council approves the plan.
Source: Global News
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