The City of Hamilton has committed to doubling transit ridership by 2020. Do you support this goal? If so, how would you realize it?
Responses to the question: "The City of Hamilton has committed to doubling transit ridership by 2020. Do you support this goal? If so, how would you realize it?"
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|Fiorentino, Nancy||Yes||I do support increasing transit ridership. There are many ways to achieve this goal including but not limited to:
- reviewing current ridership trends on all routes and determining which routes are successful and which are not and why
- assessing the demographics and the needs of the community in relation to service routes, transit fares, accessibility, and so forth
- the marketing and advertising of transit
- examining the frequency of stops that take place on average per route and assessing if the frequency of stops is contributing to a longer ride thus discouraging ridership. If so, one easy remedy is to add additional service to the popular route
- time of travel. Assessing the duration of time between pick-ups
In general, to increase ridership you need a transit service that is convenient, efficient, and priced fairly.
|McMullen, Geraldine||Yes||I support doubling transit ridership by 2020. There are many considerations that need to be addressed to ensure that this commitment is realized. These include ensuring that budgetary funding is properly in place; programmes that assists those with reduced and fixed incomes are continued; and collaboration with stakeholder partners to address any potential problems is completed. Proper analysis of the of routes and the resources required will need to be assessed as well as ensuring that resources and services are improved to ensure everyone receives timely transit service.|
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