Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Public Transit Review Phase II: What We Heard

A metrobus in the city of St. John's

A ‘What We Heard’ document from the second phase of public engagement for the Public Transit Review was released today.

During this phase, which took place in June, residents were invited to provide feedback on preliminary recommendations, some of which were based on what was heard from the first round of public engagement in fall 2018. Dillon Consulting Limited, the project consultant, held two drop-in engagement sessions and an opinion survey was available online for approximately four weeks.

Residents were invited to review proposed changes and indicated their preferred options on such things as: route structure, service levels, GoBus, student fare changes, and low-income transit passes. The concept of a Frequent Transit Network was introduced along with opportunities to improve directness of some routes.

Approximately 50 people attended the in-person sessions and 189 people completed the survey. The ‘What We Heard’ document summarizes the feedback and is available at engagestjohns.ca/transit under the document library.

Dillon will bring a final report with recommendations to Council before the end the year.

The City of St. John’s is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely. The Public Transit Review is identified in the Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan under the goal to create a sustainable and accessible public transportation system.