Public Transit Discussion Aug 21, 2012 12:41:17 GMT -8
Post by MileagePhoto on Aug 21, 2012 12:41:17 GMT -8
On another topic- I do not understand why West Van Transit does not publish a summer schedule to match the summer ferry schedules out of Horseshoe Bay. The Transit schedule is the same year round.
Sunshine Coast transit modifies their schedule to connect with the ferry. I realize there can't be a perfect schedule to connect with all 3 routes out of HSB, but it seems to me that the current bus schedule matches the off-season ferry schedules out of HSB. This is especially the case for the 257 schedule, and departures are scarce after the PM peak. The 250 schedule isn't so much of an issue, as it always comes every half hour. So, what really needs to be modified to synchronise with the summer ferry schedule is the 257's schedule.
Catching a bus from Vancouver and having it connect with a ferry out of HSB can be a wild card, unless you want to get in HSB 30 minutes early or more, especially when the ferry is late.
Translink will be hearing from me about this.
Note - don't complain to TransLink. Give West Vancouver Transit a call, as they are the ones responsible for scheduling, etc.
The schedule for the 257 has been a mystery to most who live in Vancouver for a long time, and has been a major frustration for most traveling on Routes 2 and 3, especially on the respective #2 boats. At the end of the day, the bus ends up waiting for the ferry (most of the time) anyway, so the schedule goes out the window.
At Tsawwassen, buses are timed only with Route 1 sailings, which makes connecting with everything else a gigantic pain (especially route 30). The only other system with real ferry-connection issues is Nanaimo, which takes the cake as the worst ferry schedule coordination ever. They've gotten better, but it's still pretty bad if you're traveling mid-day.