Regina Transit introduces the new Arcola Express route and offers one week free!
Regina is looking for sustainable, cost efficient ways to get around, and we are pleased to announce the investment into an exciting new bus route that will soon launch in our city. To save you time, Regina Transit is introducing the new #60-Arcola Express with service to the east end and downtown. Starting Monday, April 30, riders will be able to try the new route from the Greens on Gardiner, the Creeks, Gardiner Heights, Gardiner Park, Windsor Park, Woodland Grove and the downtown core.
The route runs Monday to Friday during peak hours, from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Regina Transit invites you to try the Arcola Express from April 30 to May 4, free of charge!
The Arcola Express is designed to get people quickly from the southeast end to the downtown core. This new route will save riders 20 minutes of travel from the Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre – Regina’s east end transit hub – to downtown.
Improvements are also being made to transit routes in Harbour Landing, Tuxedo Park, Fairways West and Windsor Park:
- Route 12 will now service Windsor Park to complement the new Arcola Express route
- Route 40 will have expanded service in Harbour Landing
- Route 10 will have expanded service in Fairways West
- Routes 7 and 9 will have expanded service Tuxedo Park
The operating costs to fund these new and improved routes were included in the 2018 general operating budget. These route improvements support the Official Community Plan and advance our vision of being Canada’s most vibrant, inclusive, attractive, sustainable community, where people live in harmony and thrive in opportunity.
Three new buses were purchased for the new Arcola Express route through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) cost shared 50/50 with the federal government. In total, $17.2 million has been invested in Regina’s Transit system in the last two years. This significant investment has gone towards replacing 26 transit and paratransit buses, and making the system more accessible and inclusive with 48 new, larger bus shelters, external route announcements and braille signage. The U-Pass program continues to grow and will also be expanded in 2018.