Originally Posted by Cre47
And quite frankly, besides the partial restoration along the Hospital Ring Road, the only route I see really some improvements is route 96 but with scattered additionnal trips throughout midday, which no doubt will be removed in April as they usually drop out frequency after college and university ends and vacations starting as well. Otherwise it is those little patchworks on routes 16, slight extension or an additionnal trip here and there. You won't notice much difference except maybe the 96.
IMO, the 93 should have been extended downtown during those time periods instead to parallel each other (while maintaining a consistent 15 minute frequency on the 96 - higher during peak periods). That would require a slight decrease in 96 frequency at some times of the day, but still at least every 15 minutes. The cost difference would be minimal while many areas gain direct-to-downtown service in off-peak periods - the frequency for the 93 would remain every 30 minutes.
Off-peak 93 trips (including the trips that reach LeBreton between 6:30 and 9:00 pm) should be extended to Hurdman. Such would be for trips on weekdays during midday, a bit later in the evening (until at least 10:00 pm), on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm. Peak period trips in the off-peak direction should continue to end at LeBreton due to capacity constraints.
During lower-frequency periods, such as late evenings and on Sunday mornings, as well as during peak periods in the peak direction (except for school trips), the 93 should end at Eagleson (not
Bayshore) to allow for a better transfer to the 96 in both directions.