Route 300 continues to roll
The Bus Rapid Transit route has passed the test and will continue to shuttle passengers to the airport.
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2012 5:45PM MDT
The city has decided to continue bus service from downtown to the airport now that a pilot project that was launched last year has proven to be a success.
A year ago Calgary Transit began bus service from downtown Calgary direct to the airport.
Route 300 operates every half hour from the base of the Calgary Tower to the airport terminal.
When the pilot project started last year, transit officials hoped to see ridership top 1000 passengers a day.
That mark was broken on June 14 with 1049 riders making the trip and many who use the system say they appreciate the route.
“You know what I think it was quite quick, we went down Centre Street there was barely any traffic. This was way quicker than taking a cab and way more cheaper and that’s it, we already reached my destination, only 25 minutes later its perfect,” said Alex Stoyanod.
The city originally called the pilot project a test and said that if it didn't pan out it would be scrapped but now that it is a success, they will continue to operate the route.
The airport service operates every day and comes every 30 minutes between 5:00 a.m. and midnight.
For more information, visit Calgary Transit’s website.