TAAG Response: We support the use of the technology as long as it is kept accessible for everyone. This means having the Call Centre open during the operating hours of transit to allow those without access to the app to book a trip. We also support the use of using existing resources (i.e. Transit owned and operated buses and mobility buses).
Council leaves it up to city staff to find a ‘financially net-positive’ way of making it work
Transit service may soon be coming to the Hanlon Creek Business Park in the form of micro transit, providing city staff can come up with a “financially net-positive” way to do it.
That’s the direction in a motion unanimously approved by council on Tuesday.
“In order to bring that service to the Hanlon Creek Business Park, they need to offset with savings from other micro transit routes,” said Coun. Dan Gibson, who moved the motion. “It’s a net-positive in the end, that’s the test that we’re giving staff to achieve.”
In approving the motion, council delegated authority to staff regarding how the service addition comes to fruition. Council will not need to approve any service changes that come as a result.