Transit's new service plan - implemented September 2
Transit is excited! The new service plan has been implemented and the new Bethel Transit Terminal is now open!
Highlights of the plan include:
- New service centered on the Bethel Transit Terminal. All routes will connect at this central hub
- Improved peak hour connections between local and commuter buses
- Ordze Transit Centre, formerly the Sherwood Park Transit Centre, will primarily be used for peak hour service, Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Dial-A-Bus will run out of the Bethel Transit Terminal
- Service in the industrial area off 17 Street and in the Estates is now discontinued
- Most destinations in Sherwood Park can be accessed by a single transfer
And the information session prize winners are...
The winner of August 20th and 21st, new service information session 10 September bus pass and five September Advantage parking passes are:
September Commuter passes winners
- Shannon W.
- Premika E.
- Mr. Almond
- Cindy M.
- Brijith A.
- Marg B.
- Karen H.
- Irene P.
- Frank H.
- Melissa M.
September Advantage Parking pass winners
- Becky O.
- Gwendy N.
- Eric B.
- Hanna A.
- Brenda B.
Bus Passes, Ticket Sales and Advantage Parking Passes
Pass sales are available at the Transit Centre off Wye Road.
Note: once the Bethel Transit Terminal opens, pass sales will be based out of the Bethel Transit Terminal. Passes will only be available at the Ordze Transit Centre at the beginning and end of the month for limited hours.
Also please note that passes and tickets are no longer available at the Transit Operation building on Streambank Avenue nor the Transit Administration Building on Premier Way.
Satellite overflow parking and shuttle service are no longer available
On September 2, 2014, 1,200 new parking stalls will be available to transit users. This will alleviate the need for the satellite parking lots and shuttle service to the Ordze Transit Centre.
Transit users are encouraged to use the Bethel Transit Terminal 15-minute commuter service that will be departing from this terminal. There are 1,200 parking stalls for our customers. The Ordze Transit Centre peak hour service will be 30-minute service and 300 parking stalls are available.
Construction and Transit
With construction season now in effect and both Wye Road/Sherwood Park freeway and the Baseline Road interchanges now in full swing, traffic interruption should be expected daily. Traffic patterns will change based on construction needs and the speed limit will remain 50 km/hr in construction zones. These disruptions are anticipated for the foreseeable future.
Transit users may experience delays due to this construction. We will do our best to remain on schedule, but we cannot move faster than the traffic. We highly recommend that customers plan their trips to accommodate for these potential traffic tie-ups. Consider taking and earlier bus. 15 minutes may make the difference between arriving at your destination on time or late.
To find out more about the Anthony Henday project visit http://www.northeastanthonyhenday.com/index.php
Please be a courteous commuter
Consider this, what bothers you when you ride the bus? Passengers using a seat to hold their bags instead of letting you sit down? Loud conversations on cell phones? People kicking your seat? A backpack inadvertently banging you in the head? The strong cologne being worn by the guy next to you?
By being conscious of behaviour, everyone can alleviate these annoyances.
Please be a courteous commuter and:
- Do not wear strong perfumes and colognes.
- One seat = one passenger.
- When listening to music, wear earphones and keep the volume low.
- Keep all conversations at a respectful volume.
- Keep all bags on your lap or at your feet.
- Take all your garbage with you.
- Avoid eating on the bus.
- Be patient. Pushing is not necessary. Excuse yourself when exiting through a crowd.
- Be polite. Move to the back.
Standing on buses
We recognize that standing on a bus is not ideal. However, due to the surging popularity of transit services, it is likely that customers travelling during rush hour may have to occasionally stand. While university is in session, standing will be more common.
All items found on Transit vehicles or properties are turned into the Lost and Found within 48 hours and are kept for 30 days before disposal.
Hats, gloves, mitts, scarves and toques are placed in the Bethel Transit Terminal lobby. All other items, including phones and keys, are kept in a secure location. Please call 780-464 RIDE (7433) to claim these items.
Lost and Found is located at the Bethel Transit Terminal, 650 Bethel Drive, Sherwood Park, AB.
Lost and Found is available Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed statutory holidays.
Strathcona County Transit's mission:
To provide local, intermunicipal and specialized public transit services for the community that are Customer-focused, Accessible, Reliable, Efficient and Safe (CARES).