Comment 97337

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted January 31, 2014 at 21:18:34 in reply to Comment 97335

I think the thing is that the transferring mayhem in Downtown Hamilton is so heavy that it's too complicated for them to bother. I studied at Guelph, and it has a simple minimalist approach: every half-hour all the buses rendezvous downtown and they're pretty good about all leaving in sync, so transfer is fine.

Here in Hamilton where we have oodles of routes all out of sync with each other, I assume the HSR just finds it too complicated to figure out. Plus, waiting for one passenger slows down the whole route and slows down all the passengers. Every delay bunches more buses together and leads to the "half-hour-nothing-three-in-a-row" problem.

Bus scheduling is hard. I mean, the HSR isn't successful by any reasonable metric and they need to do a heck of a lot better, but I respect the fact that they have a hard job.

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