New contest: Win a LA Transit bus pass!
It’s that time again: time for our monthly contest. This time we’re giving away a June LA Transit bus pass.
Public transit in Lethbridge began in 1912 and consisted of a streetcar system operated by the Lethbridge Municipal Railway. The system consisted of three lines, all originating at the southwest corner of what is now Galt Gardens. One line ran to north Lethbridge, one to the exhibition grounds via 6 Avenue, and the third to St. Michael’s Hospital via 13 Street. Each car was operated by two men until 1917, when the number was reduced to a single operator on each. At the height of its operations, the streetcar system ran 10 cars over a total of 10 miles of track.
Given the cost of laying new tracks to accommodate city growth, the city began introducing motor buses in 1941. By 1947, the streetcar system had been abandoned, with the North Lethbridge line being the last to operate.
Lethbridge has seen vast improvements to its transit system in the last decade:
- Cross-town routes
- Multi-directional routes
- 15-minute service
- Improved transit guide
- Improved accessibility
- More transit exchanges
The system isn’t perfect, and likel never will be, but the staff are always working on new ideas (like Smart Cards and inclusion on Google Transit).
So, what do you have to do? Just post a comment below by answering the following question:
What could Lethbridge Transit do to increase ridership?
Winner will be randomly chosen from the contest below. Contest closes 11:59 Sunday, May 30th.
Tell your friends!