We hope Traxx will be transporting all Airdronians to and from downtown Calgary come Sept. 1.
The buses are a veritable lap of luxury compared to conventional commuter buses.
Traxx is passionate about being the saviour to this situation that has gone from contented to catatonic in a short time frame.
Their hopeful riders are just as energized about having them come in and ending this sudden commuter headache that started with the introduction of the City of Airdrie’s InterCity Express (ICE) service, set to be up and running Sept. 1.
Airdrie residents formed an association, and are now working very closely with Traxx to determine the best pickup points and times.
Best of all, the coachline-in-shining-armour says it will not raise the price the commuters currently pay with FSC, $242.
You can’t blame First Student Canada for halting service. It appears the City of Airdrie’s now wants a slice of FSC’s commuter pie.
This will come in the form of their InterCity Express (ICE) buses. Nobody would mind, right? What’s another bus or two heading into Calgary?
Well, as it turns out, another bus here or there has scared off or annoyed FSC to the point that they are taking their ball and heading home.
But, as Ald. Shawn Howard articulated, FSC is a private company and can leave if they want to try and make money elsewhere. They’re gone Sept. 1. Either way you look at it, that will prove an interesting day.
No more FSC buses are running to Calgary, ICE begins its service and Traxx is hoping their buses will not be collecting dust in Kings Heights.