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Red Deer Transit celebrates 50 years of connections and community

June 1, 2016 2:44 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Red Deer Transit celebrated its 50th anniversary this afternoon with a gathering at Sorensen Station.

“Red Deer Transit plays an important role in the growth of our city,” said Mayor Tara Veer. “Improving connectivity is an ongoing priority for us as we continue to implement the Mobility Charter to create a more balanced, sustainable and integrated transportation system for all Red Deerians.”

Today over 100,000 people call Red Deer home, and Red Deer Transit provides service city-wide with 60 low floor buses, three community shuttles and 24 Action Buses. Buses run every half hour, seven days a week, to provide reliable, consistent and accessible service with centralized transfers at Sorensen Station.

“As with so many things, Red Deer adopted transit early,” says George Penny, Transit Manager. “And that makes sense. Transit is an essential service and brings real environmental, economic and social benefits. What you put into transit you more than get back in the form of time, money and quality of life.”

GreenTRIP funding awarded in 2015 will enable the system to further evolve and grow its value as a convenient and viable, environmentally friendly mobility option that supports all Red Deerians accessing essential services, getting to work or school, and meeting family and friends.

“Transit is a clean, sustainable option for Red Deerians.” says Mayor Tara Veer. “The City recognizes that a key part of a healthy, active lifestyle for all citizens is having access to multi-modal transportation options to connect with the people and places in and around Red Deer that are important to them.”

For more information, please contact:

George Penny
Transit Manager
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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