Regina Transit Testing New On Demand Service
Regina Transit is testing a four month On Demand service on Route #10 primarily in the City’s west to provide residents with a new and innovative transit option that will help increase ridership.
The City of Regina is piloting the On Demand service to determine if this is an effective way to transport more people, use less vehicles and reduce wait times for customers.
“On Demand service has been successful in other municipalities because it provides customers flexibility when they travel as opposed to a fixed time schedule. Other municipalities have seen an increase in ridership, and we are hoping for the same,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “If the pilot is a success, Regina Transit will look to expand use of the On Demand service to more parts of the city.”
Customers using the On Demand service will request a bus to pick them up and drop them off at the bus stop of their choice within the service zone along Route #10. Passengers can book anytime using the ‘On Demand Transit: Rider App’ or online at Regina.ca/ondemand. Bookings can also be made from 6 to 11 p.m. by calling 306-777-7725, up to two days in advance.
Residents are encouraged to try the new transit service during the pilot, which runs from August 31 to December 31, 2020, Monday through Friday evenings between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Regular transit fares apply. Customers can pay with coins when boarding the bus or use pre-purchased rides or passes.
Starting August 31, masks are mandatory on Regina Transit to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Passengers can wear non-medical, simple face masks, including alternative coverings like a bandana in two layers wrapped around the mouth and nose.