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#3121 Matt R.

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 12:15 AM

The astroturf boulevards always make me lol.

#3122 splashflash

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Posted 24 May 2024 - 07:04 PM

Edmonton LRT ridership impedes post-COVID ridership rebound

https://www.msn.com/...mic/ar-BB1mX23d

Most of the revenue shortfall stemmed from lower than expected fare revenues. Bus ridership has bounced back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but not LRT use.

"Both on the bus and LRT side, there is a pocket of riders who are working hybrid arrangements, taking fewer trips," said Edmonton Transit Service manager Carrie Hotton-MacDonald. "That's happening around Canada."

The city budgeted to collect $99.2 million from fares, but actually made $87.4 million — a difference of nearly $12 million.

LRT ridership, meanwhile, is 75 per cent lower than it was in 2019, Hotton-MacDonald said, adding that some people have stopped taking the train due to safety concerns.

"Late night, we see fewer trips being completed on the LRT than we did pre-pandemic," she said.

#3123 Fairbanks

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 11:46 AM

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#3124 Fairbanks

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 11:47 AM

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#3125 Vin

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Posted 29 May 2024 - 04:40 PM

"Langford Station cultural district" has a bit of an oxymoronic ring to it.  ;) 

Many can't handle the truth about a changing suburb centre. More affordable neighbourhoods are attracting more professionals to move there, including artists, musucians, etc. 



#3126 LJ

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 08:11 AM

We rode the C train in Calgary for a few hours yesterday, very easy to get around to most major attractions, with a free zone in the downtown core. Cost $11.60 for a day pass, but probably could have ridden for free all day. Completely honour system, didn't see one transit cop or get fare checked anywhere.


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#3127 lanforod

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 08:40 AM

Mind you, C Train stations have a sketch rep. I don't think that's true for Skytrain.  I'm not sure that C train can effectively introduce a fare gate system when there is a free zone.



#3128 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 09:42 AM

What's a sketch rep?


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#3129 Nparker

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 09:44 AM

Sketchy reputation, presumably.


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#3130 Mike K.

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 09:57 AM

Oh geez, lol. I thought maybe it was a transit job where you only bother people who look sketchy, to see if they've paid the fare or not.  :banana:

 

I'll let Alex Jones know Calgary transit has sketch reps.


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#3131 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 11:46 AM

I wonder if that ('sketch rep') is a relatively recent trend; I rode it fairly routinely between 2011-15 when commuting to the city each quarter, and more recently in 2017-18 we rode C-train at all hours day and night over two consecutive year visits to the Stampede, and I have never once experienced, heard or witnessed an "issue". At a rough guess I would presume where there are problems on the system they might very closely approximate the section(s) of town in which those stations were physically located that were themselves higher crime neighborhoods?



#3132 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 02:45 PM

Yes, it’s since COVID. Lots of transit systems are less desirable modes of transport now.

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#3133 LJ

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 05:37 PM

We rode from one end to the other on both the red and blue lines, never encountered any problems, the worse thing we experienced was groups of young kids loudly discussing their lives.


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#3134 Vin

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 04:49 PM

Mind you, C Train stations have a sketch rep. I don't think that's true for Skytrain.  I'm not sure that C train can effectively introduce a fare gate system when there is a free zone.

 

Not really. I was there riding it quite a few times, and hardly saw any sketchy people. The trains were pretty crowded and lots were students or working folks trying to get places. I think the best ways to remove the undesirables is simply to improve on enforcement, and impose stiffer penalties on those who don't pay. Simple.



#3135 LJ

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 07:27 PM

Not really. I was there riding it quite a few times, and hardly saw any sketchy people. The trains were pretty crowded and lots were students or working folks trying to get places. I think the best ways to remove the undesirables is simply to improve on enforcement, and impose stiffer penalties on those who don't pay. Simple.

Both of which were noticeably missing during our time riding the train.


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#3136 Vin

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 03:32 PM

Both of which were noticeably missing during our time riding the train.

Hence, nothing that cannot be solved. 



#3137 LJ

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Posted 26 June 2024 - 07:23 PM

Hence, nothing that cannot be solved. 

Didn't really need them, never saw any problems.


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