Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little Schedule Tweaks

As I was waiting to pick up my brother from his summer job in Brampton, I noticed the 40 CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL bus pass at about the same time his shift was supposed to end. Since service at that time of day is every 30 minutes, someone who misses the bus would have to wait an awfully long time for the next trip. Pushing back the schedule by 10 minutes to catch the people getting off the morning shift would make transit a viable option for people at this particular business.

Did I mention that this company is the 3rd largest manufacturing employer in Brampton and the largest employer in that part of town?

This is a case where little schedule tweaks can improve the transit experience for hundreds of people without spending any additional money.

Going beyond, working with the transit agency to integrate the shift schedule with the bus schedule is something companies can do to help fight gridlock, save on parking facilities and leave their employees with more money in their pockets.

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At 8/26/2008 4:35 p.m. , Blogger Ben said...

Would you believe that this concept never occurred to me? When confronted with this I would fall back on the usual "increase frequency" refrain. Just goes to show that the simplest (and less costly) idea is often the best.


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