Regina Transit has expanded its services in the east end of the city with four stops in operation in the Aurora Boulevard area.
The route is an extension of the #50 Victoria Express. All four stops add service to Costco, Landmark Cinemas and surrounding businesses.
“This new route will improve service here and increase ridership for the transit agency,” said Brad Bells, Director of Transit and Fleet Services for the City of Regina.
“This will improve options for our residents and workers who work here in this access zone for businesses and restaurants.”
Routes operate in 30-minute intervals from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 60-minute intervals from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday. It will also operate on Sundays and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in 60-minute intervals.
Bells said people who frequent the Aurora area have requested this service extension.
FREE PASSAGE FOR KIDS 13 AND UNDER
Following City Council approval in July, children 13 and under can now use all Regina Transit routes for free.
The city said runners won’t need to show ID, but will instead operate on an honor system.
“We believe that if we can give opportunities to our young people, they will have more opportunities to use public transport and to become life members of public transport and to use it in the future,” said Bells said.
“It’s good for families and makes it more affordable.”
Bells said the city is in touch with local school boards to explore expanding free rides for ages 18 and under in the future.
“We are working with school boards to see if they are ready to be part of the funding model that we have,” Bells said.
“It’s a bit more expensive for us than the 13-and-under model because a lot of kids and high school students use public transit.