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Grand River Transit
(12-08-2018, 09:46 AM)Canard Wrote: ...
I checked the schedule before I left, and it said it was 10 minute service, which I thought was reasonable.  I ended up waiting about 25 minutes.  How common is that?  Two 200's came one right behind the other.
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Service has been more reliable as of late, but it is still not an uncommon experience at all. I've mostly had problems with schedule adherence or cancelled runs on the 8 recently.

Service reliability, when a GRT bus departs a scheduled time point no more than 3 minutes late, was 76.1% in October. Note that it refers to designated time points, not all stops. So if a bus misses scheduled times at the intermediate stops between time points, but makes up the time before the next time point, it would still be considered on time. This happens on the 8 all the time. It can be 7-8min late leaving a stop and still get to Charles at its designated time.

Also, service delivery, measured by the percentage of scheduled service hours that are operated, was 99.91% in October 2018. While that seems high consider that GRT offers about 68,000 hours of service in a month. So even not delivering 0.09% is 61.2 hours of service were lost. "Missed service can occur due to traffic, weather, mechanical breakdowns, collisions and the lack of resources assigned to a route."
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(12-08-2018, 02:39 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(12-08-2018, 02:23 PM)Spokes Wrote: That's finally some positive transit related news.

Obviously everyone would want the number to be higher, but I think 5% is very reasonable and moving in a good, sustainable direction (especially with ION not even up and running)

5% is fantastic I think for all the reasons you say but especially because this turns around the slump.

I'd forgotten about the slump. Even better news then
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(12-08-2018, 03:14 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Also, service delivery, measured by the percentage of scheduled service hours that are operated, was 99.91% in October 2018. While that seems high consider that GRT offers about 68,000 hours of service in a month. So even not delivering 0.09% of service means that more than 6,100 hours of service were lost. "Missed service can occur due to traffic, weather, mechanical breakdowns, collisions and the lack of resources assigned to a route."

0.09% of 68,000 is 61.2 hours, not 6,100 hours.
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Whoops!
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Canard, I apologize for the personal remarks I directed toward you in my earlier response.

My words were unkind, not productive, and irrelevant to current discussion and for that I am truly sorry.

You were asking a simple question and instead of simply answering your question I let my frustration with your lack of empathy on another issue affect my response.

In the future I will try remain on topic, walk away, ignore, or talk it out privately.

Again, Canard, I apologize to you for my poor behaviour. I appreciate all that you bring to this forum and hope that my poor choice does not affect your contributions and participation in this forum.

And to all forum users, I apologize for not living to the high community standards and expectations that we have all grown to appreciate.

I will try to be better.

Have a good day.
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With the Regional population growth trending at 1.51%, a 5% in ridership increase sounds good.
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