Proposed Improvements to Greater Sudbury Transit Open for Comment February 5
Jan 25, 2018
Residents are encouraged to provide their input on proposed improvements to the local public transit system, during the second phase of the Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan. Beginning Monday, February 5, residents can view and comment on proposed improvements for better routes, schedules and service at www.greatersudbury.ca/TAP or at open houses scheduled for February 12 and 13.
“I am pleased with the progress that has been made to advance a strategic priority of Council to better connect our neighbourhoods and communities through the provision of a quality and sustainable public transit service,” said Mayor Brian Bigger. “I encourage all residents to take a moment to review the proposals and provide feedback for change to help enhance Greater Sudbury Transit moving forward.”
Improvements proposed for Greater Sudbury Transit include:
- More frequent and reliable service on routes serving the highest ridership destinations
- Improved co-ordination of services in less-populated areas
- Better Sunday and late evening service
- Easier to understand schedules and route information
- Discount fares for frequent riders
- Initiatives to make transit easier to access for persons with disabilities.
“We listened to what residents had to say about their transit services during our first round of public consultation in June and July of last year,” said Greater Sudbury Transit Director Michelle Ferrigan. “Now we’re asking residents to confirm whether our proposals accurately reflect what they had to say, how we might refine these proposals and whether they support moving forward with these proposed improvements.”
Residents will have many opportunities to comment during the second phase of the Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan. Surveys will be available online and at the Downtown Transit Centre beginning February 5, 2018. Interactive “pop up” open houses at local shopping destinations, the Downtown Transit Centre and post-secondary schools will invite residents to speak directly with staff and consultants on February 12 and 13.
Greater Sudbury Transit is also reaching out to local Community Action Networks (CANs) to provide information specific to surrounding communities to support efforts to have as many residents as possible learn about and provide feedback on the proposals.
The Greater Sudbury Transit Action Plan is made possible by the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).