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LETHBRIDGE: Some changes on the way for Lethbridge transit. The city has axed two bus routes: the route 14 express from the north terminal to downtown and the university, as well as the route 30 feeder between the college and the south part of Lakeview.

No matter what happens within our system, if we make a change, there will be a negative impact to somebody. We know that,” said transit planning manager Wade Coombs. “But we look to make it as minimal as possible.” Transit made the decision to change these routes after the most recent round of service reviews. Coombs said that while these routes had consistent ridership, the numbers didn't meet target use rates. For example, the express route 14 attracted an average 15 passengers per hour – far below their target rate of 45 passengers per hour for the “extra” service line.

Transit users can still get downtown from the north side in about 15 minutes, by using the “old link,” routes 23 and 24. Those routes will no longer go to the hospital, but there will still be hospital service through routes 20 and 22. Routes 20 and 22 will continue to provide the former route 30 services. For a full formal list of the new transit changes, you can visit the L.A. Transit website. All changes go into effect on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 4/23/2014 3:09:30 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News - photo by Country 95 News
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