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Bus Accessibility

Transit Improvement Projects

Under shared funding with the federal government, the City is spending $17.2 million to expand and enhance our transit system and to make it more inclusive and accessible to all residents.Quantum-tech

Both the City and the federal government are each contributing $8.6 million under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. It’s a $3.4 billion fund made available by the federal government to support municipal transit systems across Canada.

Of the $17.2 million the City is spending, $14.3 will be spent in 2017. The remaining $2.9 million will be spent in 2018.

With our transit improvements made in 2017, we better serve residents who want to take the bus now and in the future. We now have more new and reliable buses on our streets. Our transit system is also more accessible for people with low vision who can now confidently use our bus system and independently make decisions about the buses they wish to take. We’ve also installed new modern and larger bus shelters, which are benefit to everyone including people with mobility devices who can use them with more ease than our older shelters. We’ve added innovative Quantum securement technology on some of our conventional buses as well so people with mobility devices can easily and safely use the bus.

We also have plans in 2018 to improve our system for people with low hearing.

This table outlines our transit improvement projects.

Infrastructure Done in 2017$ Spent (millions)

Transit fleet replacement

  • 17 conventional buses
  • 9 paratransit buses
$11 M

Transit Bus Fleet Increase

  • 3 new conventional buses
  • 1 new paratransit buses
$1.8 M

Customer Service & Safety Improvements

  • 48 new modern & larger bus shelters
  • External route announcements on all 121 buses to let people waiting at stops know what bus is arriving
  • 100 high visibility bus stops for people with low vision including bright yellow posts with braille & raised lettering plaques
  • Innovative Quantum securement stations for mobility devices on 5 buses
  • Updates to Paratransit system including new modems and mobile data terminals and new handheld collection devices
$1.5 M
TOTAL $14.3 million

 

Infrastructure to be Done in 2018$ Spent (millions)

Customer Service & Safety Improvements

  • Internal visual bus stop display with LED board on 60 buses to assist people with low hearing
$0.3 M

Arcola Express Bus Route

  • 3 buses purchased for proposed service
$1.7 M

Transit Technology Improvements

  • New dispatch scheduling software
$0.9 M
TOTAL $2.9 million
GRAND TOTAL $17.2 million


Frequently Asked Questions

How many buses does the City have?

We have 121 buses in our fleet to serve residents.

How many rides per year does Regina Transit handle?

In 2016, we handled 6.4 million rides in our transit system.

By end of 2017, we are projecting that our ride numbers will increase to 6.6 million.

How many hours per weekday does Transit Regina provide service to residents?

On average, we provide 1,000 hours of transit service per weekday.