This week, we're celebrating a history-making moment by welcoming Calgary HandiBus to the Calgary Transit team.
The transition has been in the works since an independent study found that the HandiBus funding model was no longer viable as accessible transportation continues to grow.
Earlier this year, The City and ATU Local 583 agreed to have Calgary Transit take on the operations for accessible transit service previously provided by HandiBus for the past 40 years.
"We're excited to have them join our team," said Calgary Transit Director Doug Morgan. "They have customer service skills that we want to take advantage of and there's real benefit in bringing the two services together to learn from each other."
It took a lot of hard work to make the transition smooth, but customers should see no change to the efficient, courteous service they rely on.
"They've been delivering awesome service helping people who need it the most. They make living in Calgary better for many people. They make a big difference," said Doug Morgan.