CTran says changes positive more work to do

first_imgChris Forhan uses C-Tran nearly every day and has been a constant rider for a little more than 10 years, so he had a keen interest when the agency made a substantial service change last year and added The Vine in January.C-Tran altered 375 bus stops, changed 11 routes, added three more and dropped two others in September in an effort to improve overall functionality of its system. The changes helped lay the foundation for The Vine, the region’s first bus rapid transit system, which went live a few months later.So, how’d the agency do?By Forhan’s measure and those of a handful of other riders, pretty well.“I think C-Tran’s made a lot of really good improvements over the last year,” Forhan said. “We’re reaching a level with public transit that’s comparable with other cities.”By its own standards, C-Tran saw some positive results, but there’s still work to be done — especially on its commuter routes — according to a report provided to the agency’s board of directors on June 13.In October and November 2015, the 11 routes C-Tran selected ran on schedule about 67 percent of the time. A year later, after they had changed, their performance jumped up to 76 percent.last_img

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