According to Lethbridge Transit, getting around town is going to be faster and more efficient thanks to a new redesign that is rolling out this fall. The new cityLINK network focuses transit services on high frequency, and neighbourhood lines. Low ridership areas would be provided services on an on-demand basis, similar to an Uber service. General Manager for Lethbridge Transit, Tim Sanderson says the redesign not only reduces costs of managing transit, but gets riders to their destinations more quickly.
Sanderson says that one of the hallmarks of the cityLINK system is a reduced amount of commute time to downtown and the university. The 10/10 service, is a 10-minute ride operating every 10 minutes to/from the university and the downtown.
cityLINK is scheduled to be implemented in September 2021, and is projected to reduce costs by up to $350,000 per year. An interactive map of the new route system can be viewed at getinvolvedlethbridge.ca. There is also a short survey that residents can fill out to provide feedback. The comments from the survey will help develop a summary report that will be shared with City council on July 13. The survey is available until June 18.