Bye-Bye $3 Park-and-Ride!
|Photo courtesy transit user Kayla Lottie|
One of Mayor Nenshi's campaign promises was to make Calgary Transit "a preferred choice, not a last choice." Along with creating direct transit routes to the airport, removing the $3 Park-and-Ride fee is part of that evolution.
On February 14, Mayor Nenshi and City Council directed Calgary Transit to drop the Park-and-Ride fee and implement a reserved parking stall system at times of high demand in some Park-and-Ride lots. In these high demand lots, a maximum of 50 per cent of the stalls can be reserved.
Today, April 1, is when the black bags come out and the fee disappears. On April 4, the reserved parking will come into play. Here's the Calgary Transit explanation.
|Photo courtesy Meagan Kuzyk who tweeted "Poor machines... Didn't even see it coming."|
There are more improvements to transit that are just around the corner. Mayor Nenshi will continue to work hard to make Calgary Transit the preferred choice for Calgarians.
- Daorcey from Mayor Nenshi's team