Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our ten minutes of fame in the big leagues of transit...

https://app.box.com/s/hlhmkkh82vojgt40vkk8

Excerpt from the conference program:

Session 6. Progress on Strategic Projects


Major strategic projects can define the future of a community and even an entire
region. But major projects can also present some difficult challenges along the way
and be controversial at times. Major projects from across Canada will be presented in
the IGNITE format*, showing the challenges and solutions that such projects present.

Note: the “iGNite” style of presentation consists of 20 slides at 30 seconds per slide for a total of 10 minutes
per presentation to stimulate ideas and innovation in a fast paced session. under this approach, presenters
are restricted to sharing their story through only 20 slides that automatically advance every 30 seconds.

Facilitator:

Lorenzo Mele, ACT Canada

Speakers:

Ian Druce, Steer Davies Gleave and Paul Lee, Manager of Rapid Transit, City of Surrey
Daniel Bergeron, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)
Chris Jordan, Calgary Transit
Rob Orchin, City of Ottawa
Lesley Pavan, Mississauga Transit
David Pritchard, Metrolinx and Les Buckman, Steer Davies Gleave
Paul Siller, Rocky View Mountain Bus

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Our 2012 reports


2012 Financial Statements                                          

2012 Annual Report                                           



Growing by Leaps and Bounds


In 2009, we had maybe 125 registered active  passengers and truthfully, We probably applied an enthusiastic definition of "active."  To gain five new passengers in a 12 month period was considered tremendous and unsustainable growth.

Flash forward a couple of years and we are now growing by 12 passengers each month. In the past 15 months, we have added 200 registrations

01-Jul-12
01-Oct-12
01-Jan-13
01-Apr-13
01-Jul-13
1-Oct-13
Residence
87
103
114
121
130
138
Rocky View County
176
191
199
213
226
238
Cochrane
30
35
40
44
49
56
Chestermere
13
16
19
21
23
23
Crossfield
28
43
51
58
62
69
Tri- trans
10
10
11
11
12
15
Other
38
44
43
44
45
49
R V school board
382
442
477
512
548
588
active passengers

One implication of this growth is that we have had to restrict (ration) the amount of transportation we can provide to a passenger. In order to maintain availability of seats for medical trips or other occasional demand uses, we have had to limit the number of daily trips we provide in a month. This impedes access to employment or vocational needs where someone must travel everyday. 

At the moment we do not have the resources to be all things to all passengers.


Thursday, February 07, 2013




Transit woes in Grande Cache

Grande Cache is trying to tackle a serious problem.

The lack of transit service in the community.

It's especially a problem for seniors that don't drive and need to go out of town for medical services.

Audiio interview at:
http://theeagle.ca/index.asp?mn=3&id=4034&cc=240

97.9 The Range |News- Westlock Handi-Bus


Over fifty local seniors and service group representatives voiced their opinions in Westlock Council Chambers last night.

The delegation led by the Westlock Legion are opposing the possibility of the Handi-Bus service being discontinued.

Since taking over the Handi-Bus operation, the Town has run a deficit of over fifty thousand dollars the past two years for the service. Possible solutions were ...


<http://www.979therange.ca/index.asp?mn=11&id=1566&cc=6>



Future of handibus on a slippery slope



With a $13,345 budget shortfall projected for 2013, the Stettler and District Handibus Society is worried about potential service cuts within a few years.

“If we keep this trend going, we foresee that we will deplete our reserve funds in about three years and we will not be able to continue our service,” said society treasurer Cindy MacDonell, who addressed the Town of Stettler council last week. The society has asked the town to assist with the shortfall....

http://www.stettlerindependent.com/news/187161581.html