Route 19 and 39 provide a similar level of service as they operate directly on arterial roads, serve a rapidly developing area, and have similar ridership and service hours. Interlining these routes provides a better service match than the existing 19/ 31/ 32 interline. It also provides one bus connection to travel between Masonville Place and Hyde Park and Oxford.
Currently, the hours of operation on Routes 19 and 38/ 39 do not match. It is proposed to extend service during all time periods to match the longest service day. The new interlined route would operate between 6:30am and 11:00pm on weekdays, between 8:30am and 10:45pm on Saturdays, and between 9:00am and 8:00pm on Sundays. Route 38/39 would be extended one hour later on weekdays, five hours later on Saturday, and two hours later on Sundays.
Finally, all three affected routes have been rapidly growing in ridership; in three years from 2015 to 2018, ridership increased 52%. Additionally, there are schedule pressures during the afternoon rush hour. An extra bus is proposed to be added during weekday peak periods to improve reliability and increase frequency.
|Weekday Time Period||Early AM||AM Peak||Base AM||Base Noon||PM Base||PM Peak||Early Evening||Late Evening|
|19 – Proposed Headway||27||30||30||30||30||27||40||55|
|19 – Existing Headway||30||30||30||30||30||30||60||60|
|38/39 – Proposed Headway||27||30||30||30||30||27||40||55|
|38/39 – Existing Headway||30||30||30||30||30||30||30||–|
|Saturday Time Period||Early AM||Base AM||Peak AM||Peak Noon||Peak PM||Early Evening||Late Evening|
|19 – Proposed Headway||–||35||37||30||30||55||52|
|19 – Existing Headway||–||30||30||30||30||60||60|
|38/39 – Proposed Headway||–||35||37||30||30||55||52|
|38/39 – Existing Headway||–||30||30||30||30||–||–|
|Sunday Time Period||Early AM||Base AM||Peak||Early Evening||Late Evening|
|19 – Proposed Headway||–||55||60||60||–|
|19 – Existing Headway||–||60||60||60||–|
|38/39 – Proposed Headway||–||55||60||60||–|
|38/39 – Existing Headway||–||60||60||60||–|