Create a transit system worth using
We living in a growing city, connected to two very big metropolises.. Let's grow up and realize this. Sunday service the ends at 7pm is just an unfortunate idea, and busses that all leave the same depot at the same time is just inconvenient, especially when they all go up the same road....
Town of Oakville commented
Oakville’s recently updated Transportation Master Plan recognizes the need for increased levels of transit service. The town has invested funding in transit improvements since 2006. In order for transit service levels to keep increasing, assistance is required from other levels of government. We are encouraged by recent discussions on a Metrolinx funding strategy that will generate additional revenue across the province for expansion of public transit.
Elizabeth Hamvai commented
if you build it they will come... not the other way around!
Mike B. commented
Oakville needs to create demand for transit by providing a service which will attract riders.
Instead of being demand driven, Oakville Transit must be supply drive. This means putting out a service which attracts people to transit.
The recent service changes which see some areas lose off peak service. Or worse yet, see off peak service not operate for an hour or two and then resume, is just plain not good planning.
If Oakville is serious about changing travel habits, then start running the buses until 12am or 1am seven days a week. And operate the buses more often than every 30 or 60 minutes.
PETER D. PELLIER commented
Transit, in combination with opportunities for active transportation, are key to any realistic concept of Livable Oakville. Getting from here to there, and back again lies at the heart of what constitutes the quality of life. Until such time as senior governments effectively fund transit, the ball is in each municipality's court. In short, a greater percentage of our local tax dollars need to
be directed to transit to ensure a comprehensive system of routes that provides service throughout the day, seven days a week and holidays. No part of the Oakville community should
be without service, certainly from Monday to Friday, morning to evening.
The frequency of service must rise to a level where local residents are openly encouraged to
access Oakville Transit. Anything less is self-defeating.