- Apr 24, 2007
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Does anyone know what are the 8 routes got cut?
Look at posting #567 as all the info is in the link.
Route 33 7days a week
Route 29 south of Clarkson
Route 31 Heartland
Route 36 revise schedule
More service in 2011 as Council rejected report 2 for cutting of service not in place.
I made the following recommendations to the budget committee:
Support staff recommendation for fare and service cuts, but not for 38 and 51
1: That a policy review take place to allow pass holders to use BT service within the limits of the City of Mississauga.
2: That a policy be adopted for pass holders how their weekly, monthly and yearly pass can be added to the Presto Card.
3: That the City adopt a policy of moving to a grid system and move away from a hub and spoke system, especially surrounding Sq One Bus Terminal. The City does not have the funds to build a new $30-50 Million Dollar new Sq One Terminal that will be able to handle 100,000 daily ridership by 2030.
4: The City adopt a policy that various low performance route be converted to a cab to/from bus system after a certain time 7 days a week.
5: The city develop a plan how to move the current 10% of population transit riders to 35% by 2025.
6: The City adopt a policy of charging a year fee for extra parking at the end of driveways and overnight parking.
7: That the following routes be terminated starting with the 2012 board period;
Route 8/14 between Port Credit and Clarkson GO Station after 7 pm and all day Saturday. Sunday service can never support service on this route. Service replace by cab.
Route 6 to terminated east of Creditview/Central Parkway outside of peak hours operating between Dundas St and Burnhamthorpe Rd.
Route 23 terminate service north of Clarkson GO Station, 7 days a week. Cab service be use.
Route 110 be terminated south of UToM 7 days a week.
Route 101 be terminated at UToM due to the fact that riders are wasting their time by going off route for the 10 minute trip to/from UToM today.
Route 29 and 29A south of Clarkson GO Station with service replace by cab.
Route 31 north of South Common Mall after 7pm and as per staff recommendation.
Route 61/61A south of Sq One Terminal replace with route 91 7 days a week.
Route 61A service Cooksville GO Station only by running south on Mavis Rd. This will require 61 to be beef up like it needs to be.
A review to see if Route 17 is needed or to be modify.
Route 33 be terminated and as per staff report.
Route 19A/B be converted to a ring road system north of Matheson Rd to feed into 19, 103 and 502 6 days of the week. 19A would terminate a Courtenypark Rd northbound and start southbound at Courtneypark Rd.
All Route 19 would do a stop and go at Sq One Terminal to cut down on the excess layover times for the drives and improve headway time.
Route 3 would reverted to the current weekday routing for Sunday Service with headway being reduce to 18 minutes from the current 23 minutes.
All layover time at Dixie Rd for Route 3 be removed including excess traveling along the route. This will improve headway time as well run time.
Route 26 routing would terminate west of South Common Mall terminal by using Burnhamthorpe 100% westbound and return by current routing. Oakville Transit would replace the service of 26 west of South Common Mall Terminal. This would improve the current headway 7 days a week.
Route 26 be removed from Sq One Terminal and become a grid route only along Burnhamthorpe. Riders going north of Sq One Terminal have the option of transferring to the current routes 3, 6, 61, 19, and 28. This would removed 3 buses a day as well a faster route to bypass Sq One. A few extra minutes to get to/from the mall. Riders would see better headway than they do now 7 days a week.
The Review of 34 be undertaken as to number of riders going west of Guildwood Way to see if route 68 should replace this route as well requiring riders to transfer to Route 35. This would require route 35 to run 7 days a week which it should be doing now as well late at night.
A yearly public meeting be held for riders feedback on current service as well improvement. MT is the only system in the GTAH area not to do this.
A transit advisory committee be form. I have supplied staff with a number of options how to do it including how SPETA of Philadelphia does it today, since I know various people there personally. I also have contacts with other systems.
That the City start looking at TOD for all parts of the city to help supporting transit in the first place and reduce traffic increase. Otherwise, we will be choking on the greenhouse effect, lost production and increase cost of moving goods if we donâ€™t.
Stop spacing needs to be review as too many stops are too close with some only a few 100â€™s feet apart. Stops should be at major intersections and no more than 400 meters apart. This would improve run time.
Transit needs to be looked at as a network within a network that service most of the riders need, not that of a few.
Next time a residents complains about empty buses or buses on their road asked them the following question.
Do you used transit?
Why donâ€™t you use transit?
Where do you plan to put all the extra cars on the road if transit does not exist?
How much extra time are you prepared to spend with everyone using cars to get around in place of transit?