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Transit changes coming May 5

April 16, 2019 11:07 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)


Starting May 5, 2019 Red Deer Transit will reduce bus service from every half hour to every hour on Sundays and holidays. 

City Council approved the changes as a cost savings measure during the 2019 Operating Budget. On Sundays and holidays the first bus will depart Sorensen Station at 8:45 a.m., with service every hour until the last bus departs at 6:45 p.m.

“When we look at our ridership numbers, Sundays and holidays are our lowest usage days,” said George Penny, Transit Manager. “This change balances the need for maintaining transit on low ridership days, with the demand for this service.” 

Through the Automated Fare Box System and System Wide Intelligent Transit system, Red Deer Transit was able to use ridership statistics to best determine how a service reduction would impact as few people as possible.

For more information about transit, hours and routes visit: www.reddeer.ca/transit.

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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