The Pilot was scheduled to operate between September 2, 2018 and April 27, 2019. The evaluation of the pilot revealed that the demand for services into the Riverdale neighbourhood was not as high as anticipated, and did not warrant the added investment in service necessary for continued operation into the neighbourhood.
- The evaluation did however reveal that there was demand in the morning and evening hours that warranted consideration for continued operation during these time periods.
- Based on this evidence the pilot was extended until June 22, 2019 at which point it officially ended and buses will no longer service the Riverdale neighbourhood.
- During the summer months, the route 56 CENTENNIAL bus will resume operation to the Lakeland Loop on all trips by way of Confederation Park. Service frequency will be improved during the afternoon hours to every 30 minutes vs every hour in previous summers.
- In Fall 2019, the route 44 RYMAL bus will be extended to service the Walmart, and customers along the corridor between Eastgate Square and Walmart (including those walking to Centennial from the Riverdale neighbourhood) will benefit from 30 minute frequencies in non-peak mid-day service periods, 20 minute frequencies in am and pm peak service periods, and 1 hour frequencies in the night-time service period. Customers along the corridor will also benefit from expanded hours to match the current route 44 RYMAL span of approximately 5:30 am to 12:30 am Monday through Saturday and 6 am to 12 midnight on Sundays.
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