This Sunday, February 7, schedule changes for six bus routes take effect. ETS customers are encouraged to check the schedules for routes 8, 9, 39, 100, 117 and 125 online using the ETS Trip Planner, route brochures or by calling 311.
Schedule changes are being made to improve service and connections, including between buses arriving at transit centres with LRT connections.
Routes 8, 9 and 125 have schedule changes in the afternoon peak (between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) to improve travel time and reduce wait times at bus stops. All weekday trips on route 117 departing from Lewis Farms transit centre between 8:50 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. leave three minutes earlier. Route 100 will have two new departures from Lewis Farms transit centre at 6:47 a.m. and 7:47 a.m. The route 39 trip departing 117 St. and Rutherford Rd. at 5:10 a.m. will depart three minutes earlier at 5:07 a.m. in order to provide a better connection to the LRT at Century Park.
In addition, Route 331 will now be served by two community buses, running at the same time for most trips, in order to balance customer demand with construction in the area.
To respond to customer feedback and optimize service delivery, ETS adjusts bus routes five times a year. Some changes are seasonal, while some are more significant to accommodate new communities or construction.