Tagged transit

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…

Free transit should be provided on election day

By Mariah Wilson, October 15 2019— It is widely recognized that voting is a human right and, by extension, so should access to transportation to and from the polling station be a right. This is essential in ensuring that every eligible Canadian faces no barriers when accessing the polls to cast their ballot and contribute…

Transit cuts impact student commute

By Serena Sajan, September 19 2019— Calgary Transit has been undergoing many budget cuts throughout the years, and this year it is expected that the City of Calgary will be reducing the budget by $9.3 million. This translates into a cut of 80,000 service hours.  There’s already a long list of complaints about Calgary Transit,…

The tasks facing the newest members of city council

By Jason Herring Illustrations by Samantha Lucy Oct 27 2017 — Throughout Calgary’s 2017 municipal election, the pervading narrative was one of change. Early polls suggested that Bill Smith, not incumbent Naheed Nenshi, led the pack in the mayoral race, while many candidates vying to unseat an established councillor focused more on their opponent’s weaknesses…

UPass price to rise by $10 this September

By Sean Willett, July 14 2017 — Students returning to the University of Calgary will have to pay more to get around the city next semester. The UPass is increasing in price from $130 to $140 per semester starting this fall — the result of a negotiation between Calgary Transit and post-secondary institutions that took…

UPass program wastes student money

By Keean Bexte, January 21, 2016 — Have you picked up your $130 transit sticker yet? If you are part of the 47 per cent of students who don’t use public transit as their preferred method of transportation, you might not know what I’m talking about. This is because the intention of Calgary Transit’s UPass…

UPass price set to increase by $5

By Chris Adams, June 12, 2014 —  The price of your UPass will go up this September, but not by much. Calgary Transit approved a $5 increase on the UPass for the fall semester, putting the total cost at $122 per semester. The cost of the UPass is tied to the consumer price index and…

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