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1 Transit Challenges Stroller Policy

2 Presentation Agenda Regular Transit Brandon Transit - Background Brandon Transit - Challenges Brandon Transit - Objectives Transit Policies – WHY? Stroller Policies Review

3 Background Regular Transit Brandon Transit Regular Service, Industrial Service 19 Buses – 5 Low Floor, 14 High Floor 1 Million + Kilometers per year 52,000 + man hours High Commitment to Safety Safe Driver Awards - 13.8 Year Average

4 Regular Transit - Challenges Escalating fuel costs – 900,000 litres per year Fall 2004 $.55 per litre Fall 2006 $.75 per litre Escalating maintenance costs Average age of fleet approaching 18 years – January 2005 Average age of fleet 12.2 years – Current Improving Operational Performance with replacement of buses

5 Transit Challenges Economic Performance Ridership Improvements 2004 806,260 Rides – Net Cost / Ride $1.44 2005 917,710 Rides – Net Cost / Ride $1.05 2006 972,616 Rides – Net Cost / Ride $0.99 Canadian Average – Net Cost / Ride $.96 Perception Issues – empty buses Service imbalance across city due to commercial growth

6 Brandon Transit - Objectives Position Brandon Transit as an Industry Leader in terms of safety, and cost effective service offerings

7 Brandon Transit - Objectives Continued Improvements in Ridership and Economic Performance Improved Operational Efficiencies Continued development of partnerships (Provincial Government, School Division, Maple Leaf) Continued development of planning and services

8 Stroller Policies - Comparison CityBus Types Stroller Policy Stroller Folded Location on Bus Child in Stroller Companion Required Red DeerHigh and Low FloorYes Folded – Request Dependant on Bus Yes LethbridgeHigh and Low FloorYes Folded - RequestRear of BusNo EdmontonHigh and Low FloorYes Folded - Request Front - Priority SeatingYesNo SaskatoonHigh and Low FloorYesFolded Folded between seatsNo Medicine HatHigh and Low FloorYes Folded - Request Dependant on Bus No WinnipegHigh and Low FloorYesFolded Folded between seatsNo ReginaHigh and Low FloorNo None SpecifiedYesNo

9 Stroller Policy - Summary Policies are inconsistent in format Consistently a contentious issue to all systems Some require folding and holding of child Some require strapping child into stroller and locking wheels (out of aisle) Some require seating in front of bus Some require seating at the rear of bus Size limitations are common

10 Stroller Policies - Summary All Policies treat high and low floor model buses differently All Transit Authorities operate both High and Low Floor buses All Transit Authorities communicate that strollers may require folding at drivers request Based on peak periods and bus load

11 Transit Policies – WHY?? In general terms, Transit Policies are developed in an attempt to ensure Safety - to provide protection to ALL users and operators of the system Efficiency – to provide consistency and efficiencies within the system Comfort and Customer Service – to ensure system comfort and customer service of riders


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