Bus stops can get cancelled or have to be relocated for a variety of reasons.
Construction, motor vehicle accidents, special events, police incidents and more.
To help our bus operators and riders have the most up to date information, operators will now be informed about any bus stop changes at the beginning of the route trip and again one bus stop before the closed or relocated stop.
This measure allows for a text to be sent to operators about bus stops that have been moved or closed.
“This is great for our customers. Closed stops won’t be announced as ‘next stop” any longer, so there’s less confusion and better communication for everyone,” says Louise Hearty, CMBC’s Director of Service Support and Security.
When a bus stop is moved, the stop will remain in the system and still be announced to riders and the operator will verbally tell passengers the new location.
When a bus stop is closed (not relocated), the stop and announcement will be removed from the system.
I actually just experienced this on my route this week! It was great to see this practice being put into action to help out riders be aware of changes to the stops on their route.
Has anyone else noticed this change? What are your thoughts?
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Author: Adrienne Coling