Transit Calgarians made suggestions — and Calgary Transit responded.
After a hearing a number of complaints over the deployment of the SE Bus Rapid Transit, Calgary Transit went back to the drawing board, and as of this past Monday, commuters may have noticed a difference in their ride to work.
Initially, all the SE Express buses travelled the same route as the regular BRT route, according to senior transit planner, Jen Mazer, with buses taken off of Deerfoot Trail.
After rider response, select buses will now hit the freeway and have fewer stops, offering riders a transportation selection.
“What we really wanted to do is give people a choice,” said Mazer, adding that Deerfoot routes have been added prior to peak — so before 6:30 a.m.
Mazer also said SE Express routes — 102, 103, 117, 133 and 151 — which used to stop along the BRT route, will now only have three stops at key transfer points, instead of 10.
“We’ve had a really positive response to the changes. We’re happy (riders) are happy,” said Mazer.