On April 29, 2019, Saskatoon City Council Approved the final routing for the Bus Rapid Transit system, the cornerstone of the Plan for Growth. Work on design will now begin with construction slated to start in 2022.
Bus Rapid Transit is a new type of transit service for Saskatoon that will help connect you from where you are to where you want to be. It forms the backbone of a transit system built around frequent, direct transit links.
Public engagement for the BRT system is now completed. A report is being created with the results of the engagement sessions and will be presented to Council for a decision Spring 2019.
Relationship To Plan For Growth
Saskatoon needs a variety of transportation options in order to meet the needs of a city of 500,000. The Transit Plan charts a course to get Saskatoon’s transit system ready for this growth by making transit an attractive option for current and future residents. The plan includes the introduction of a Bus Rapid Transit system, and identifies changes needed to the current system to support high-frequency, direct service along the city’s major corridors. In turn, this will support transit-oriented development that will make efficient use of existing infrastructure.
WHY BRT? (Transit Plan Fact Cards)
Starting January 2018, the City of Saskatoon rolled out a series of social-media "fact cards" related to its Transit Plan. These facts are part of the City's Let's Talk Growth engagement campaign, designed to encourage conversation around the various Plan for Growth projects. Let us know what matters to you - tell us using #GrowYXE - we're listening! Learn how you can join the conversation.
- August 2017
- RFP Awarded to HDR Inc. to begin functional planning and design for future transit system.
- August 2017 to Winter 2018
- Validating the BRT system concept and identifying a "preferred configuration"
- Stakeholder engagement and refinement of the BRT Functional Plan, Station Design, Transit Network Plan, Park and Ride Strategy, and Implementation Plan
- Spring 2019
- Detailed report to GPC and Council
- Council decision on BRT and AAA Routing
- Spring/Summer 2019
- Detailed Design Begins
Anticipated Engagement Opportunities
Committee Reports - Transportation
Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)
Funding for this project is provided through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) from the Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon. To learn more visit Infrastructure Canada.