Transit Service Controller takes control of the afternoon commute

March 3, 2015

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Beginning March 9, Transit customers will benefit from a new service controller position that will help improve local connections.

Using GPS technology, the Service Controller will monitor the transit system in real-time and decide whether it is reasonable to hold back local buses for commuter buses stuck in traffic or have local buses depart according to schedule.

The Service Controller’s shift will be from 3 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and involves monitoring over 40 commuter and local buses. The position is funded through existing Transit budget allotments.

Transit will continue to monitor its performance while striving to meet the needs of its riders. 

More information or call 780-464-RIDE (7433).

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:
Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595