The City of Cold Lake is working on the details of the transit service at the Corporate Priorities Meeting. The meeting will be held today, May 19th, by City Council and one of the hot topics will be city transit.
Mayor of Cold Lake Craig Copeland says, this will be a chance for Council to get feedback from the people of Cold Lake, “Council will see the feedback we got from the proposed route.” Mayor Copeland says Council is debating who should provide the service, “we’re looking at different options as to who is going to be delivery the service, in terms of whether it will be municipal staff or if it’ll be contracted out.”
Mayor Copeland says Council is modelling the bus service after other Alberta cities, “we’re gonna look at some of the bus services in Alberta, like in Leduc, and see how they do it.” Council wants to make sure the transit service runs as smooth as possible, “right now we’re taking our time on it,” Mayor Copeland explains. “We’re hoping it’ll be up and running this summer,” Mayor Copeland continues, “we want to make sure if we’re going to do it, we’re going to do it right.”
Along with the transit service, The City is making sure all the necessary features needed to run the service are in place, says Mayor Copeland, “we got the bus shelters, and a lot of the equipment and infrastructure coming into The City soon and they’ll start getting installed.”
The City of Cold Lake purchased six transit buses from The City of Calgary late in 2014, with the plan to have the service running by late spring, early summer 2015.