City launches transit service to Aurora hub, expands free youth fares

Launched on Sunday, the service operates in 30-minute intervals from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in 60-minute intervals from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Launched on Sunday, the service operates in 30-minute intervals from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and in 60-minute intervals from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday. It also operates on Sundays and public holidays every 60 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Also starting this week, one of the short-term action items outlined in the city’s energy and sustainability framework – free public transit for children 13 or younger, or anyone in grade 8.

“Young drivers do not need to show ID to prove their age or rank,” the statement said. “City Council approved the fare change in July 2022 as a positive step to help ease financial barriers for families and encourage public transit during childhood so it can become lifelong behavior.”

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  1. Ishmal Hamid, Taushifa Rahman, Sophia Young and Hayley Watson are all students of Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School and the voices behind a petition calling for free public transportation for young people under 18, to strengthen accessibility for teenagers.

    New Petition Calls on City of Regina to Extend Free Ride Age Limit for Youth

  2. City of Regina Transit buses pick up and drop off passengers outside Cornwall Center downtown on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Regina.

    ‘Sit down’: Debate over free transit heats up at Regina City Hall

Although residents and some council members have argued for an extension of free fares to anyone as young as 18, no decision has been made. The issue will come back to council during budget deliberations this fall.

“Regina Transit continuously analyzes ridership trends, population and customer demands to expand and improve services,” Brad Bells, the city’s director of transit and fleet, said in the release.

“We want to make sure public transit is convenient and accessible for Regina residents, and we’re excited to see a new generation of riders making the habit of choosing an affordable and sustainable way to get to school.” , work, shopping or pleasure. ”

Routes, fares and schedules are available at Regina.ca/transit. Follow Regina Transit on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date service advisories or download Transit Live to track buses in real time.

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