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Calgary Transit system is affected by weather

By Anand Unnithan, November 7 2019 — Have you experienced any delays when taking Calgary Transit during snowy days and wondered wondered why?  It could be because Calgary Transit vehicles are not equipped with winter tires for winter road conditions. There are no plans to implement winter tires either, as they are not effective and…

The woes of McMahon Stadium parking

By Cristina Paolozzi, September 6 2019— McMahon Stadium has been hosting football games for the Calgary population since 1960. The oldest stadium in the Canadian Football League (CFL), this open space reminds old and new of the thrill of watching people run up and down a really big grassy field. Enchanting. However, McMahon is also…

Calgary Transit MAX hits the streets

By Samuel Cheffins, November 21 2018 —  For 21 hours a day — 18 hours on Sundays — busses looped around the 60 kilometre, three-hour 72/73 Circle Route that serviced over 150 stops around the entire city, connecting the Alberta Children’s Hospital to Mount Royal University to Chinook Centre to Sunridge Mall and back again….

SU release municipal advocacy priorities

By Matty Hume, September 7 2018 — The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union has released their municipal advocacy priorities for the 2018-19 executive term. SU president Sagar Grewal presented the four primary points of advocacy, which surround civic elections and student-focused suggestions to improve Calgary transit, to the Students’ Legislative Council on Aug. 14. “The document…

Students’ Union begins transit demographic initiative

By Matty Hume, July 10 2018 — During executive reports at the July 3 meeting of Students’ Legislative Council, Students’ Union president Sagar Grewal discussed his involvement in an internal study in which the SU is researching where students live within Calgary and what those students’ Calgary Transit options are. Though the internal study is…

Sean Chu announces increased police presence on northwest Red Line

By Matty Hume, July 5 2018 — Throughout July and August, there will be an increased presence of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and Transit Peace Officers between the Brentwood and Tuscany LRT stations, Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu announced from the Dalhousie LRT platform Thursday afternoon. Chu described the initiative as a joint effort between…

The City of Calgary’s Transit History

By Mariah Wilson, May 10 2018 — Public transit is a vital part of any urban environment. It can define a city through its integration of public art, like in the underground tunnels of Stockholm, or its impressive speed, like the blazing maglev train in Shanghai. Whether people find their city’s public transit charming or…

Budget increase won’t solve Calgary’s snow management issues

By Mariah Wilson, March 20 2018 — Recently, it’s been challenging to navigate Calgary as a pedestrian. The abnormally large amount of snow that’s fallen this winter, along with the subsequent melt, has blocked access to sidewalks, driveways and bus stops. The current state of these spaces is especially problematic for people with mobility issues, such…

Calgary Transit to replace all routes with dog sleds

By Devin Aggarwal, February 15 2018  — The City of Calgary is getting a much-needed upgrade to its transit network for rest of the winter. Following the success of a recent pilot program, city council decided Monday to replace many of the bus and LRT routes currently in place by several dog sled teams.   The teams,…

Student falls asleep on CTrain, wakes up in new dimension

By Evan Lewis, September 27 2017 — Commuting to the University of Calgary can be a long and tedious experience, particularly for those travelling from the city’s outer suburbs. Even minor technical difficulties can extend the journey significantly. However, first-year student Sayid Sarraf’s commute was extended indefinitely when his train slipped through the seams of…

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