Subsidized transit fares

Subsidized fares

Strathcona County Transit believes that everyone should have access to transportation. In partnership with Family and Community Services, programs have been implemented to assist qualified residents in reducing or covering the cost of accessing Strathcona County Transit.

Everybody Rides program

The Everybody Rides program was created to improve access to transit services for residents who have limited income or are receiving AISH. Qualifying applicants can purchase one Conventional or Mobility Bus Adult monthly commuter or local pass per month for each registered member of the household at a discounted rate.

How to apply

  1. Download and fill out the  PDF application (745.9 KB)

When applying, have the following ready:

  • Identification (showing birth date and residency) 
  • Proof of income for all members of the household (i.e. most recent income notice of assessment), and proof of GIS receipt if applicable.

To apply please call 780-464-4044 to speak to a Solutions Navigator.

Senior off-peak local pass program

The Senior Off-Peak bus pass is available free of charge to qualified seniors and is valid for use on conventional local transit service during off-peak hours only.

To qualify for this free bus pass you must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Have a household income of less than $50,000/year
  • Be a resident of Strathcona County

After qualifying, you will be given a package of monthly passes. Please store the passes for future months in a secure place.

Rules of use:

  • These passes are non-transferable and may be used only by the qualified senior.
  • The passes are valid:
    • Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and after 6 p.m.
    • Weekends and holidays, any time of day.
    • Outside of these times, regular fares apply and other fare media is required.
  • Passes are valid for travel within Sherwood Park only on regular transit .
  • Passes are not valid on Mobility bus. For more information on Mobility bus, call 780-449-9680.
  • If you misplace a pass, please contact Family and Community Services for assistance.

To apply please call 780-464-4044 to speak to a Solutions Navigator. 

Senior's subsidized annual pass

Seniors residing in Strathcona County who are recipients of the Federal Government Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) are eligible to purchase a subsidized annual pass for the calendar year. Proof of GIS is required.

After qualifying, you will be given a package of monthly passes. Please store the passes for future months in a secure place.

When calling, remember to have the following information ready: identification (showing birth date and residency), proof of income for all members of the household (i.e. most recent income notice of assessment), and proof of GIS receipt if applicable.

To apply please call 780-464-4044 to speak to a Solutions Navigator.

Family and Community Services

Transit
Phone: 780-464-RIDE (7433)
Email: transit@strathcona.ca
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Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020
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