Reminder: ALL NEW Transit experience starts on September 2

August 26, 2014

Over 5,000 daily transit riders will experience the benefits of a new transit route structure when the Bethel Transit Terminal opens on September 2, 2014.

As part of the new route structure, ALL route numbers have changed. Transit users are encouraged to view short video clips and maps that outline the new routes. Riders can also call Transit Customer Service Representatives at 780-464-7433 for assistance until 9 p.m. during the extended hours on August 31 and September 1. In addition, increased staff will be on-site during the first week of September to assist and answer questions about the new route structure.

Park and Ride lots are available for use during Transit service hours at the Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive) and the Ordze Transit Centre (formally known as the Sherwood Park Transit Centre). The majority of parking is available at the Bethel Transit Terminal, with over 1,000 free parking stalls and 200 reservable stalls. The Ordze Transit Centre has approximately 200 spots in the two-storey parkade. 

The majority of commuter service, including evenings and weekends, is now based from the new Bethel Transit Terminal. The Terminal is a $23 million transportation hub that anchors intermunicipal transit services between Strathcona County and Edmonton, while serving as a base for local bus service within Sherwood Park. As a result, there is more frequent bus service at the Bethel Transit Terminal, than at the Ordze Transit Centre. 

Be prepared – find your route. or for more information call 780-464-RIDE (7433).

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, 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 economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact:

Barry Heberling, Strathcona County Transit, 780-410-6545