The recent schedule changes that were implemented this week were made after much consideration and planning based on recent statistics. Having said this, we understand the decision made does not support the current patterns and we will be changing to the schedule below effective on Monday, January 25.
We knew a change to the system needed to occur to better serve our commuters, our options were to increase fares, which we have not done in over 2 and ½ years; or adjust the schedule and add the double deckers. With the addition of the new doubles, we have added more seats to the higher occupied schedules, which will assist with any future overages. We understand there is a delicate balance between cost and time and we are working hard to make both a priority with little disruption as possible.
Our company does not receive any operating or capital assistance with the new coaches, as does other modes that continue to increase fares, so we have to be very careful in the placement and positioning of each schedule.
We do apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.