Regina Transit Master Plan Proposes 45 Actions to Improve and Expand Service
The City of Regina has released its first Transit Master Plan. The Regina Transit Master Plan identifies 45 actions to take over the next 25 years to improve and expand transit options for residents, employees and visitors.
“Regina is growing and the transit system must grow with it,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Regina Transit helps build a vibrant and inclusive community by providing safe, accessible public transportation. The Plan is passenger-focused and modern, allowing Regina Transit to keep up with projected growth and support liveable communities.”
Regina Transit is an important City service that will play a prominent role as we seek to achieve the sustainability goals outlined in the Energy and Sustainability Framework. The Plan recommends that the City proceed with replacement of the conventional transit fleet with electric buses starting in 2024, with the fleet fully transitioned to electric by 2040.
“It is important that residents have affordable and sustainable transportation methods. While the Transit Master Plan will guide decision making over the next 25 years, there are several short-term actions that residents can expect to see,” said Brad Bells, Director of Transit & Fleet. “Over the next few years, these include more frequent service, starting to invest in new electric buses, upgraded fare technology and exploring the option of free transit for youth.”
The Regina Transit Master Plan will be considered by City Council at Executive Committee on April 27 and, if approved, at the City Council meeting on May 4, 2022. Resources required to achieve the Plan will be determined through the budget process.
Visit Regina.ca/transitplan to read the Regina Transit Master Plan.