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Route changes to be launched on May 5


April 26, 2013
 
MONCTON – Beginning on Sunday, May 5, adjustments will be made to most Codiac Transpo routes in Moncton and Riverview. These improvements are based on the feedback received by customers and operators over the past several months.
 
“We want to thank our customers for their input and suggestions, which were helpful and greatly appreciated. We have listened. The tri-community Public Transit Interim Governance Committee (PTIGC) has been working diligently with Codiac Transpo staff to review all suggestions made by residents. Public transit is an essential service to our community, and we believe these adjustments will result in improved service,” said Moncton Mayor, George LeBlanc.
 
To date, Codiac Transpo has received over 250 suggestions towards making the transit system more efficient and user friendly. As Moncton City Councillor Charles Léger, chair of the PTIGC, pointed out: “Codiac Transpo is listening to customers and willing to improve the system.” Members of the PTIGC include: Councillor Charles Léger, Chair (Moncton), Councillor Dawn Arnold (Moncton), Councillor Jody Dallaire (Dieppe), Councillor René Landry (Moncton) and Councillor Tom Toner (Riverview).
 
“For the most part, the changes are relatively minor, such as adjustments to the time table to ensure better flow between transfers, or slight route improvements to better serve our customers,” explained Marie-Claire Pierce, Senior Transit Planner at Codiac Transpo. “In particular, we’re pleased to launch a new pilot route, called 72 St. George, that will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays until August 31, with direct service to Champlain Mall and the downtown grocery stores. This pilot project is a result of the feedback submitted by our customers.”
 
While the full schedules and maps will be posted online at codiactranspo.ca on May 5, highlights include:

  • 50 Red Line: Time schedule adjustments and removal of service to Université de Moncton (summer only).
  • 51 Green Line: Rerouted from Highfield Street to Weldon Street between Gordon/Mountain Road; adjustments to nearby bus stops; Vaughan Harvey bus stops between Main and John removed.
  • 60 Bessborough: Removed Parlee, Burlington and Arlington streets, to streamline route; time schedule adjustments.
  • 61 Elmwood: Extended evening service; time schedule adjustment at 6:25 a.m.
  • 62 Hildegard: Extended evening service.
  • 63 Lewisville: Extended to Harrisville (including Weston and Gagnon streets) and extended evening service.
  • 64 Hospitals: New stop at YMCA bus shelter. Extended evening service, and added a new peak hour route (64B) travelling in reverse direction for enhanced service to both hospitals and Université de Moncton. Hours of operation: 7-9 am and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • 65 Killam: Removed West Lane, now travelling on MacBeath Ave.; Stop at Trinity Power Centre (Empire Theatres)
  • 66 Caledonia: Adjusted late afternoon schedule.
  • 67 Edinburgh: Added an 8 am trip.
  • 68 Salisbury: Added service to Lorenz, Falkland, and Chapman streets; time schedule adjustments.
  • 70 Frampton: Stop at Trinity Power Centre (Empire Theatres); adjusted Sunday schedule.
  • 71 Coliseum: Rerouted from Worthington Ave. to Ayer Ave.; Stop at Trinity Power Centre (Empire Theatres);  adjusted Sunday schedule.
  • 72 St George: New route to Champlain Place and downtown grocery stores to be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays as a pilot project until August 31. 
  • 80 Gunningsville: Time schedule adjustments.
  • 81 Riverview: Removed service on Warren and Kimberly to streamline route; service added to Canadian Tire/Sobeys. Time schedule adjustments.
  • 91 Champlain: Removed stop on avenue Aquatique for the first morning trip only. Please note that no other adjustments have been made to Dieppe routes, as a full service review is underway. Customers are encouraged to visit dieppe.ca for more information or to provide their comments.

For more information, customers may call 857-2008 or visit codiactranspo.ca.


 
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Media Contacts:
 
Marie-Claire Pierce
Senior Transit Planner
Codiac Transpo
506-853-3557/ marie-claire.pierce@moncton.ca
 
Nicole O. Melanson
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / Nicole.melanson@moncton.ca