Before ETS implements a proposed alternative transit option, community input is needed to help adapt and adjust it. How can we improve the quality of life in your community through a new, convenient and safe alternative transit option?
We will be asking residents to help us refine several parts of this new transit option to best meet community needs. Five community workshops were held in June 2019 and an online survey is now available until September 8, 2019.
Communities proposed to receive alternative transit service include:
- Avonmore, Cloverdale, Kenilworth and King Edward Park, as well as Gainer and Girard Industrial
- Brookside, Falconer Heights and Henderson Estates
- Aspen Gardens, Grandview Heights and Lansdowne
- Breckenridge Greens, Cameron Heights, Potter Greens, Rio Terrace, Wedgewood Heights and Westridge
- Lauderdale and Montrose
Community input will be used to adapt and adjust the proposed new transit option and will be included in our final report to City Council in November 2019 when we seek approval to implement the pilot project.
For neighbourhoods that are losing service or will have excessive walking distances, ETS is committed to finding alternative transit solutions for them. In January 2019, City Council requested that ETS also look at providing this service to neighbourhoods that do not currently have transit service. The Council request includes reviewing community routes to better serve areas of the city with many seniors' housing complexes.