Originally Posted by Cre47
Additional trips on the 12? I guess they are probably just reinstating one or two of the many trips that were cut over the past few years, on that route (and its longer predecessor)
The gap in the overnight service weekdays on the 96 is already two hours now.
Yeah, they should just run the 4 extra trips required to make it an all-night route, based on a 30 minute frequency, between Hurdman and Terry Fox.
During peak periods, on most routes, ridership counts should be the sole driver, especially on routes that run more often than every 15 minutes. It should assume an articulated bus (use 40 foot buses on routes that run no more than every 15) on most trips, especially peak only runs.
Other than the Transitway routes, the routes that IMO could use the most increases in frequency outside peak periods are the 4, 5, 8, 14, 87, 111, 118, 148, 172 and 176, as follows:
4 - Increase to 5-10 minutes on weekdays at many times, 15 minutes at times on weekends
5 - Increase to 15 minutes midday, 20 minutes on Saturday afternoon - Armstrong Home remains hourly
8 - Increase to 15 minutes early evening, 20 minutes on Sunday afternoon
14 - Increase to 10 minutes off-peak direction, 15 minutes early evening, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
87 - Increase to 10 minutes midday, 15 minutes early evening and Saturday most of daytime, 20 minutes on Sunday afternoon, from LeBreton to South Keys; at most times, half of trips end at LeBreton
111 - Increase to 10 minutes midday and early evening with trips to Carleton (generally half) bypassing Billings Bridge; 15 minutes at certain times on weekends (to Billings Bridge)
118 - Increase to 10 minutes midday; 15 minutes early evening and most of day on weekends
148 - Increase to 20 minutes midday; 30 minutes late evening and Sunday afternoon
172 - Increase to 20 minutes midday and Saturday afternoon
176 - Increase to 15 minutes early evening and certain times on weekends as far as Merivale/Slack (or Deakin/Auriga if a turnaround cannot be found); 30 minutes (on normal routing) on Sunday morning and evening
There are a handful of routes or sections where IMO a decrease in frequency or a reduction in service hours are warranted as well.