Express Routes And Airport Service Are Two Proposed Changes

Yesterday, Regina Transit held a media briefing to discuss proposed changes to how transit service is delivered in the city. No one from our office was able to make it to the event, which was held at a relatively remote transit facility on the 300 block Winnipeg St. in north-east Regina.

Here’s a link to a short Leader-Post article that talks about some of the changes that are being contemplated, such as express routes on Albert St. and Victoria Ave., possible airport service and the creation of feeder routes in outlying neighbourhoods that would deliver people to collector points for transportation to other areas of the city. The article says the changes could take effect in July.

In case you missed the comment on an earlier post, a series of open houses will be held to discuss the proposed changes on the following dates at the following locations:

Jan. 30 Cornwall Centre 3-8 p.m.
Jan. 31 Northgate Mall 3-8 p.m.
Feb. 2 Victoria Square Mall 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 4 Albert Scott Community Centre 5:30-8 p.m.
Feb. 5 Riddell Centre, University of Regina 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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14 thoughts on “Express Routes And Airport Service Are Two Proposed Changes”

  1. You guys should have taken the bus there:

    Depart: 11TH AVE @ CORNWALL ST (EB) (Stop No. 1354) 8:46am
    On route: 1- BROAD NORTH
    Arrive: 7TH AVE N @ WINNIPEG ST (EB) (Stop No. 95) 9:07am

    21 minutes.

  2. #2
    If you take the #13 bus from Southland Mall, or the #11 from downtown, you can get off at the corner of Pasqua St. and Regina Ave. From there, it’s only a brisk 15 minute walk to the airport (maybe 20 if you’re lugging a suitcase).

  3. There SHOULD be a bus to the airport!!! People have to work there, too! (If there is a bus, please post schedule!)

    For people who walk home, it is now better than it was used to be- there is a new sidewalk! ( but why sidewalk does not go all the way to the Lewvan is pretty hard to understand, and why the sidewalk was made the longest way is bizarre, too….). We love walking home, when the weather is nice ( although the cracked sidewalks on Regina Avenue west of Elphintone make pulling a bag pretty hard-going!), it takes us 35 minutes!

  4. Rather than ask the dogblog to post bus schedule info, simply check the City of Regina website (under Transit, in the left column).

    I don’t know if the new improved Winnipeg Airport still has transit service going to and from downtown, or whether the downtown drop site is a safe place, but back in the day, the city bus, even when you had to hump your luggage aboard, was deeply appreciated by travelers. I’ve no idea if employees used the service, and I’ve long since forgotten how often it ran.

    I for one would really like to see airport bus service (provided, of course, that there’s not an hour-long wait for the downtown connection). I take taxis infrequently, usually from the airport, and I’m getting tired of having to give gormless cabbies detailed route instructions to my home. Maybe some competition would sharpen their skills.

  5. I imagine the taxi lobby’s been prettty instrumental in keeping transit service out of airport lanes.

  6. I’m not sure if this will work, but here goes:
    The regular one-way fare is $2.50

  7. #5. I mean – POST a Schedule at the BUS STOP at the airport! With signs to the bus stop!! (Montreal has blue footprints or something to direct out-of-town people to public transport.)

  8. #4 line 1.
    #5 Paragraph three.

    I lived Calgary for a while (90’s), & found out on my 1st time going to the airport,that the taxi co’s had lobbyed the CoC, to make sure that city busses
    Did Not go to the airport.

    Yer right Barb, even tho’ some cabs have Airport stickers,( big whoop! ),all Regina taxi drivers should take a driving course like they have in London,England..

    pss#4 a 35 minute walking commute? Where’s yer bicycle? You could commute in 5.

  9. @ 11: That’s much clearer, thanks.

    @12, I’m sure that there’s a cab-company lobby here, as there would be in any city, but it’s possible, too, that up until now the volume and timing of air traffic hasn’t made an airport bus route viable.

    London probably has the most rigorous training and highest cab standards in the motorized world, and with good reason (London is huge, sprawling, and confusing). Cabbies there are usually career professionals; cabbies here are driving until something better comes along.

  10. I recently came as a student to the university and have loved every min of the city and the people in it…. that is until i tried to fly home for a long weekend.
    As a university student with a bus pass it only seemed logical to bus to the airport. Little did I know that later that day I would be lugging a suitcase in the snow, across a main road with no walkway, to a street with a sidewalk starting 500m down the road, to the airport.
    If anyone can please explain how a provincial capital city, with an international airport doesn’t have a transit system, or even a proper way to walk to the airport I would be thrilled to know!

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