Where is Strathcona County Transit taking you?
It’s your turn to weigh in
March 5, 2013
Strathcona County Transit is looking for feedback on its proposed local and commuter bus route changes. With the new Bethel Transit Terminal slated to open at the end of 2013, Transit will be changing its routes to streamline service and Transit wants to hear from residents about the proposed changes.
Through open houses on March 19 and April 3, Transit representatives will present recommended new routes and service changes to residents and will be accepting feedback to ensure the routes appropriately reflect the community’s needs. Feedback will be received until April 15, 2013.
Service changes include focusing more service at the new Bethel Transit Terminal located on Bethel Drive and Broadway Boulevard. There are plans to increase service areas to include the new developments in northeast Sherwood Park. Route changes will also reduce ride times for junior and senior school students, and provide increased access for seniors. More commuter services will go to Bethel Transit Terminal, where there is increased parking capacity. Services will also be reallocated from under utilized areas. The transit Centre off Wye Road will continue to be used, but will primarily focus on weekday commuter service.
“Transit is undertaking some very important changes to their service and it is important to them and to Council that we hear from residents about these changes,” said Mayor Linda Osinchuk. “We encourage the community to get involved and voice their opinions.” These changes, along with the building of a new terminal on Bethel Drive, are part of the Transit Master Plan, which was approved by Council in March, 2012.
In addition to the two open houses, Transit will also be at the upcoming Trade Fair at Millennium Place on April 12-14, to hear feedback from residents. For residents who are unable to attend either open house, service change information is available on the County website or by calling 780-464 -7433. Residents are encouraged to review the information and provide feedback via email. Feedback will be accepted until April 15, 2013.
Open house information:
March 19, 2013
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane
Free parking is available at the surface lot next to the community centre.
April 3, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sherwood Park Transit Centre
970 Ordze Road (Off Wye Road)
Transit riders are encouraged to take a few minutes between connections. For those wishing to drive to the terminal, we encourage you to wait until after 5:30 p.m. to avoid parking issues.
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a young, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on social, environmental and economic sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
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Mayor Linda Osinchuk, 780-464-8000
Last updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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