Transit hub part of new downtown bus proposal

Global News

REGINA – Regina city council has approved a plan that aims to improve several elements of public transit downtown.

One aim is to reduce traffic on 11th Avenue, one of downtown Regina’s busiest roads. The downtown transportation study recommends as designing a transit hub to be located on Lorne Street, between 11th Ave. and 12th Ave.

In other cities, similar facilities allow buses to sit in a queue – rather than stop on a main road – while also improving the transit rider experience, according to the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID).

“(People can) wait in the warmth and access a restroom, coffee shop or newspaper stand. There might be chairs in there so they can sit down,” said Judith Veresuk, RDBID executive director. Then when their bus comes, they pop out into the bus bay area and get on their bus.”

Eastbound bus stops on 11th Ave. will…

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