Starting Wednesday, August 25, the Lethbridge Transit system will be transformed to improve efficiency and effectiveness with the introduction of the new cityLINK network.
The network is made up of fixed routes and demand response zones. Fixed routes are quick, straight, fast and frequent and will significantly decrease travel time for the majority of customers. Demand response zones provide access to transit in areas of low transit use by connecting into the nearest hub station and the cityLINK fixed route network.
These changes come as a result of in depth planning and analysis through both the City's Transit Master Plan and a third party Operational Review as well as community engagement.
Highlights of the new system include:
- Rapid 10/10 service between the University and the City Center meaning there is a bus every 10 minutes and the trip takes only 10 minutes.
- Bi-directional network lines to get riders to their destination quicker.
- Improved access to destinations areas such as ATB Centre, Chinook Regional Hospital and the Mayor Magrath commercial area.
- Demand response will make for fewer large-size buses on narrow streets as the smaller access-a-ride style buses will be primarily used for demand trips.
For residents looking to plan their new route, information is available now online at www.Lethbridge.ca/transit. Staff are also available in-person, at the Downtown Park 'n' Ride Transit Terminal and, on the phone at 311, to answer questions during business hours.
For trips planned after the August 25 launch date, transit users can access the trip planner tool through MyRide. On launch day, the Rides on Demand app will also go live for demand response zone requests.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.