This guest post contains the opinion of the writer and does not represent the official views of Bus Riders of Saskatoon.
Recently the Saskatoon Transit Fleet Renewal Strategy was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation. In it, Saskatoon Transits recommends that the City set a target for an average fleet age more in line with industry standards, by using $4.95 million in gas tax funds to purchase 10 new buses.
This is a profound step in the right direction for Saskatoon Transit. First, they are setting service standards, which is something done in other departments. Also, management is beginning to tell Council what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. (more…)