Night Transit, part II

In the previous post, I described the essential nature of night transit, a service bridging the late night hours roughly between 1 and 5 AM when transit service currently stops. The key principles are:

  • Limited routes providing broad coverage; a skeletal system reinforcing the major transit corridors designed to broadly serve the city, while admitting that some walk distances will be further.
  • Basic schedule; longer headways, such as 30 minutes, to keep costs down.
  • Time-coordinated schedule; buses converge on “pulse points” at specific times so that one can transfer between many routes given the limited frequency.
  • Bus operations; limiting costs and preserving the overnight window for rail maintenance.

What might that look like in Calgary? Continue reading