Making transit accessible

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City residents happy with changes, but want to see even greater access to transit

Changes undertaken by the City of Prince Albert to improve public transit accessibility are being well-received by users, the transit manager Keri Sapsford says.

Sapsford made the comments while speaking about the results of a public transit open house held Tuesday afternoon.

The event was well attended, with more people showing up than Sapsford anticipated.

“It went really well. It was better than I expected,” she said.

“A lot of it was really good feedback. They appreciated what we were doing to try to improve. Current service hours weren’t working for people, but we were looking at extending them in the fall and that’s a good start.”

Currently the bus system doesn’t run in the evenings. Residents have expressed that this means the bus isn’t available when they need it.

Sapsford said other concerns include residents wanting the service to expand into areas that don’t currently have it, such as the Hazeldell and Nordale areas, and they want the city to implement a way to track the buses as they complete their routes.