In a press release issued by Southland Transportation this week, it was announced that, as of March 1, Southland will continue to run the On It transit system in High River independently and without financial contributions from the Town.
The bus will no longer be stopping at the C-Train station along the way and will follow stops in downtown Calgary that coincide with the “free fare zone.”
If passengers want to go onward to other areas of the city, then they can get on the C-Train from downtown.
The On It bus will pick up passengers at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex at approximately 6:20 a.m., and will drop them back off in High River at approximately 5:50 p.m. The stop in northwest High River will no longer be used.
The service will run just once a day from High River, Turner Valley and Black Diamond, stopping in Okotoks and continuing to downtown Calgary.
Tickets and passes are available for purchase online or onboard via Interac debit or credit; tickets and passes will no longer be sold through retail outlets.
Over the next few months customers who use the service can expect new options for the types of tickets and passes available for purchase as well as an app called ‘MyBusStop’ that will allow customers to track the commuter bus in real-time.
The press release issued by Southland on Feb. 21 is available here: https://mailchi.mp/2f5b1e2002a9/on-it-regional-transit-set-to-continue-for-okotoks-high-river-black-diamond-and-turner-valley-with-direct-to-downtown-calgary-service-1041885