Monday, March 5, 2012

Council is looking at a Master Transit plan

The city has a new Master Transit Plan in the proves. Council approved in principal the 3-5 year plan that calls for a major transit terminal in the intercity area that comes with a price tag of around 7 million dollars. The plan also will keep using the Water Street terminal unless future development forces the closure of that terminal. There will also be 3 major transfer points in the south core, Lakehead University and Confederation College. The consulting firm who helped develop the plan, predicts a 25 percent increase in ridership over the next 5 years. The plan will also call for the end of HAGI transit and instead it would become part of City Transit. It will come back to council June 4th.