Fort Saskatchewan is adding to its transit system in a ‘big and warm’ way.
Two heated bus terminals have been installed and a park and ride is in the works.
“I would definitely recommend the community go out and try them out. There are buttons located in the bus shelters you can press and they will activate the heat that will last for about 15 minutes,” said the city’s transit supervisor, Anthony Dionigi.
The heated shelters are located on 99 Avenue, near 95 Street and are the only two in the city. They were installed last week (Mar.12-16).
“The park and ride is nearing completion. The shelters are being installed now, just wrapping up and from what I’m told there’s just a bit of landscaping work that’s going to be done and we’ll do an official ribbon at the end of April,” said Dionigi.
The total project cost $150,000. $75,000 came from the federal government, $37,500 from the province and $37,500 from the city.
Dionigi noted ridership has been up the last few weeks.
“I believe Friday (Mar.16) was one of our busiest days in history for ridership. We’ve been getting so many people, it’s actually been delaying service in some parts of the day, which is a nice problem to have actually,” he added.
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