Tagged calgary transit

The City of Calgary’s Transit History

By Mariah Wilson, May 10 2018 — Public transit is a vital part of any urban environment. It can define a city through its integration of public art, like in the underground tunnels of Stockholm, or its impressive speed, like the blazing maglev train in Shanghai. Whether people find their city’s public transit charming or…

Budget increase won’t solve Calgary’s snow management issues

By Mariah Wilson, March 20 2018 — Recently, it’s been challenging to navigate Calgary as a pedestrian. The abnormally large amount of snow that’s fallen this winter, along with the subsequent melt, has blocked access to sidewalks, driveways and bus stops. The current state of these spaces is especially problematic for people with mobility issues, such…

Calgary Transit to replace all routes with dog sleds

By Devin Aggarwal, February 15 2018  — The City of Calgary is getting a much-needed upgrade to its transit network for rest of the winter. Following the success of a recent pilot program, city council decided Monday to replace many of the bus and LRT routes currently in place by several dog sled teams.   The teams,…

Student falls asleep on CTrain, wakes up in new dimension

By Evan Lewis, September 27 2017 — Commuting to the University of Calgary can be a long and tedious experience, particularly for those travelling from the city’s outer suburbs. Even minor technical difficulties can extend the journey significantly. However, first-year student Sayid Sarraf’s commute was extended indefinitely when his train slipped through the seams of…

Questionable design hurts new Ctrains

By Jason Herring, April 27 2017 — Have you ridden one of Calgary Transit’s new “Mask” CTrain cars yet? An increasing number of these train cars ㅡ Calgary’s latest model, which have been operating since July 2016 — are making their way onto the city’s tracks. The $3.2-million cars come with a lot of bells…

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