The "On-It" Transit Service in High River will continue, but with some changes.
The biggest is Southland Transportation will run it without town money.
Southland Regional Director Jonathan Weal says the bus will run once a day and go to Downtown Calgary.
"Stop off in Okotoks, pick up some more passengers and then go direct to downtown. We won't be stopping at the C-Train station along the way. We have stops downtown that coincide with the "free fare zone" or if they want to go onward onto other areas of the city, then they can jump on the C-Train there and go to other parts of the city."
He says the bus will pick up passengers at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex around 6:20 in the morning, and will drop them back off in High River at 5:50 that afternoon.
The service will run just once a day from High River, Turner Valley and Black Diamond.
From a release from Southland Transportation:
Changes that take effect March 1, 2018:
5 commuter buses running direct from Okotoks to downtown Calgary. These buses will stop at convenient LRT locations in the free fare zone for those who would like to access the LRT as they previously did with the former On-It schedule.
1 commuter bus taking passengers from High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley direct to downtown Calgary.
1 commuter bus running from the Anderson LRT to Okotoks.
Tickets and passes available for purchase online or onboard via Interac debit or credit; tickets and passes will no longer be sold through retail outlets.
Enhancements that customers can expect to see over the next few months:
New options for the types of tickets and passes available for purchase.
MyBusStop, an app that will allow customers to track the commuter bus in real-time.
"On-It" has on online survey for riders looking for their feedback.
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