Binbrook Says No to TransCab; Service Will End February 13th

Photo by Jason Nason

With the Bus Lane in the crosshairs, another transit project has been axed after being put to a vote.

Binbrook TransCab, which started up just over a year ago, will end in the coming months after the results of a public meeting and citizen survey. The results were announced at a public meeting held at the Glanbrook Municipal Building on Wednesday night.

TransCab is an extension of regular bus service that is operated by taxi. Transit users are shuttled from the community of Binbrook to 44 RYMAL buses at Rymal near Upper Centennial by taxi for a 50 cent addition to the regular fare.

“I was really hoping it would pass,” Ward 11 Councillor Brenda Johnson tweeted on Wednesday night after being asked for the results of the survey. “Binbrook residents voted 2-1 not to continue transcab.”

Votes in the survey had 575 voting to end TransCab service while 248 voted to keep service.

TransCab service in Binbrook began in September 2013. The last day of Binbrook TransCab service will be on Friday, February 13th, 2015.

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1 Comment on Binbrook Says No to TransCab; Service Will End February 13th

  1. It’s not a good feeling stranded if you didn’t drive you would want a but route to and from binbrook is is a fadt growing community

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