Tagged calgary transit

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…

Campus Ticket Centre closing, UPass services relocated to Tech Stop

By Scott Strasser, July 27 2016 — Due to a lack of student use and revenue, the University of Calgary’s Campus Ticket Centre will shut down. “With the trend that’s happened recently of online ticketing, the outlet was just no longer viable,” said associate director Parking and Transportation Services Susan Austen. “[The ticket centre] did…

All-day CTrain service shouldn’t be limited to Stampede

By Jason Herring, July 12 2016 — Calgary Transit ramps up their train service every year during the Calgary Stampede. For the length of Stampede, trains run at least every eight minutes from 6:00 a.m – 12:45 a.m., and once every half hour for the rest of the day. This is the only time of…

Students’ Union pushes for change to student transit fines

By Fabian Mayer, March 21 2016 — Forgetful students fined for riding the train without their UPass may soon be able to get out of paying if the Students’ Union is successful in its push to change the bylaw regulating transit fines. Students’ Union president Levi Nilson sent a letter — also signed by University…

UPass prices slated to rise 16 per cent by 2019

By Scott Strasser, January 26 2016 — Students starting their degrees will likely see a substantially pricier UPass by their senior year, as Calgary Transit and the University of Calgary  discuss price increases for the service through 2019. The UPass recently increased  from $125 to $130 for the winter 2016 semester. According to Calgary Transit, the…

So your bus driver is 5,000 bees in a trench coat

By Melanie Woods, January 21 2016 — We’ve all been there. It’s 5:00 p.m. and you’re cruising down Crowchild Trail on Route 9. It was a long day at school and you really just want to go home, microwave a frozen pizza and start writing that big paper you have due. That’s when you pull…

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