Nova articulating bus joins County fleet for a one-week trialNovember 23, 2010
Strathcona Transit wants feedback on the ride
As part of an ongoing search for the right high-capacity commuter bus, Strathcona County Transit will be test-driving a new articulating bus the week of November 29.
The Nova articulating bus will be put to the test on the regular commuter routes between Sherwood Park and Edmonton. As the goal is to have as many riders as possible use the bus during the week, the bus will alternate between the commuter routes throughout the week.
The Nova is 60 feet long and fully accessible. It can carry up to 56 seated passengers, and there is ample standing room for additional riders. Because this bus is a short-term loan, it will not be painted in County colours; the bus is blue and white. It will stop at all regular commuter bus stops, and the route number will be clearly indicated on the front of the bus. If passengers are in doubt as to which route the bus is on, they can ask the operator.
“A week is a small window, yet we would like to see as many people try out the Nova as possible,” says Mayor Linda Osinchuk. “We are looking for feedback from passengers and operators.”
Through on-board surveys, Strathcona County Transit will ask passengers for their thoughts as to how they liked the bus. Transit users who miss the opportunity to try the bus, yet still have an opinion about it, are encouraged to send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Mayor Linda Osinchuk, 780-464-8000
Last updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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