- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:54
- Written by ARIELLE BERZE & SCOTT KINGSMITH
Issues raised about airport bus sustainability
The airport bus, or Route 300, is under a critical review as Calgary City Council debated on whether or not the route would have enough riders to justify its cost long term.
The public Calgary transit bus, with 4 stops between the Calgary International Airport and downtown, and 8 stops within downtown, currently transports approx. 1,000 passengers daily.
Some 35 per cent of these are air travellers coming to Calgary, according to city hall documents.
- Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:35
- Written by KRYSTYNA SPINNER
Airport Authority chair says to prioritize LRT
The Calgary Airport Authority president and CEO, Garth Atkinson says an Airport LRT link is a " a question of timing and working together [with the city] as we go forward."
The Airport Trail tunnel is planned to be a 620 metre tunnel, that will run under the new Airport Runway. The project, which is expected to be completed in May 2014, will extend Airport Trail from Barlow Trail to 36 Street N.E. with an estimated $294.8 million price tag.
At City Council on March 18, Ward 9 Ald. Gian-Carlo Carra pointed out that some of the best airports he has traveled through are "multi-mobile hubs."
- Published on Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:35
- Written by JODI EGAN
Richmond/Knob Hill Community Association finds a solution
Residents of Calgary's southwest Richmond/Knob Hill community are divided over an approved 71-square-metre above-garage apartment on an oversized lot on 26 Avenue.
Property owners, Reinhard Voelmle and Michele Healey, put the application for a new garage that includes a second floor suite, to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on Nov. 22, 2012. It was approved on Feb. 7, 2013.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 11:06
- Written by KRISTINE SARETSKY
Chief IT Officer presents options to City Council
Technology is everywhere, providing Calgarians with a means to communicate and access information about the city through mediums such as television, the radio and the Internet. With people becoming more reliant on technology, the accessibility and management of technology grows increasingly important.
Doug Hodgson, chief information technology officer at the City of Calgary, presented this viewpoint to City Council on March 19. In his report, he said that 97 per cent of Calgarians have access to city services through the Internet. The report also suggests the use of mobile devices to access city services has more than doubled in the past two years.
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