Pilot project recommendation
ETS is recommending on-demand service, such as a shared vanpool, which would take passengers to the nearest transit connection. From there, riders would board a regular ETS bus to continue their journey. The recommendation includes concepts of what could be done and is subject to further review and approval by City Council.
Communities identified as potential pilot project areas
- Cameron Heights and Wedgewood
- Aspen Gardens, Lansdowne and Grandview Heights
- Brander Gardens and Brookside
- Northwest Industrial
The goal would be to have the on-demand service start at the same time as the Bus Network Redesign implementation in mid-2020. ETS would work with these communities to match the service with their residents’ transit needs.
ETS proposes to gather feedback during the pilot project to evaluate its success and determine how it might be implemented in other communities in our city
The recommendation will be presented to City Council’s Urban Planning Committee in early 2019 for consideration. If approved, ETS will develop an implementation plan and budget to bring forward to Council later in 2019. Details about how the service might work and how residents can use it will be part of the implementation plan development.