In 2013 Council approved Calgary Transit’s RouteAhead plan. This strategic plan gives a clear vision for needed public transit improvements over the next 30 years.
When we talk about transit improvements in southeast Calgary, most of the focus goes to the Green Line LRT. But what about Calgarians that don’t need to travel from the south to the core? What about folks that need to move east to west?
The South Crosstown BRT is a key part of Calgary Transit’s 30 year infrastructure plan.
The South Crosstown BRT will connect with Green Line LRT stations in Douglas Glen and Quarry Park in the SE. There will also be connection points to the Red Line (at Heritage Station) and the Blue Line (at Westbrook Station).
This BRT will operate much like the 302 currently does in SE Calgary. Outside of the areas where it overlaps the SW BRT, there will be very little new infrastructure required. Light signals will be equipped with transit priority infrastructure to allow buses to move with fewer interruptions.
This project will provide Calgarians with new transportation opportunities to get to Westbrook LRT station, Mount Royal University, Rockyview Hospital, Deerfoot Meadows, Heritage LRT station and Quarry Park.
Commercial developments like Quarry Park provide an opportunity for Calgarians to work outside of the downtown core. The South Crosstown BRT gives Calgarians an opportunity to access this area with fast and convenient public transit.
This project also provides a better public transit option for Mount Royal students from southeast Calgary. Currently there would be a number of train and bus transfers required to get from Ward 12 to MRU. This project makes that commute much easier.
Here is the current project timeline:
You can stay informed on what is happening with this project by visiting the South Crosstown BRT Page.