Public invited to review draft recommendations for transit

October 23, 2018

Public invited to review draft recommendations for transit

Earlier this year, the public was invited to share ideas on how to best invest and plan for Strathcona County Transit services over the next 10 years, as part of the Transit Master Plan update. The draft recommendations are now ready for public review and feedback.

Comments about the draft recommendations can be shared through an online survey, available October 23 to November 19, 2018. Six open houses are also scheduled from October 24 - 30 throughout Strathcona County to provide the public an opportunity to view and discuss the recommendations with Transit staff.  

The draft recommendations look at the future of Strathcona County Transit services, including the potential introduction of Dynamic Transit (on-demand shared transit) services, improvement of inter-municipal service such as the University of Alberta evening and NAIT connection, while improving the efficient use of transit services  in the community.

The draft recommendations are based on the County’s vision and strategic goals, community input, and assessment of existing service quality and performance, industry best practices, and future mobility needs.   

The 2018 Transit Master Plan recommendations for Strathcona County Transit build on the current Transit Master Plan’s successes, which have included the construction of the Bethel Transit Terminal, integration of a double-decker fleet, achieving 100 per cent accessible fleet, improved overall route structure, adoption of fare equivalent Mobility Bus service, and a new fare strategy.

Complete the survey and see the public open house details, or call Dillon Consulting Limited at 1-877-934-5566 (ext. 2465) for more information about the Transit Master Plan review.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595