Transit resuming fare collection, as of July 1, 2020

June 12, 2020

Transit resuming fare collection, as of July 1, 2020

Strathcona County Transit continues to adapt its services during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 1, Transit will safely resume fare collection and front-door boarding.

Strathcona County Transit continues to adapt its services during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 1, Transit will safely resume fare collection and front-door boarding.

Transit’s additional safety measures, including the installation of plexiglass shields at the front of all conventional buses and enhanced fare payment handling procedures, continue to ensure customer and Transit staff safety.

Transit customer service at Bethel Transit Terminal will re-open to the public on Friday, June 19 at 7 a.m., allowing riders to purchase July passes. Ordze Transit Centre customer service will re-open, according to its regular schedule, starting on June 29.

Strathcona County Transit’s July passes are valid to ride ETS (Edmonton Transit Service), who will be resuming their fare collection on June 15. Customers are encouraged to purchase their monthly passes early to avoid long lineups and crowding at the end of the month.

Further, passengers are encouraged to use touchless payment options wherever possible, including debit and credit. Passes will only be available for purchase at transit terminals, until further notice.

Please note, Advantage Parking Passes will not be sold during the summer months. For more information on fares and customer service hours please visit: strathcona.ca/transitfares.

Transit continues to encourage passengers to ride for essential purposes only. In accordance with Alberta Health Services’ guidelines, riders are encouraged to wear masks and regularly use hand sanitizer, maintain physical distancing, and remain home if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19.

Transit will closely monitor the ridership and address crowding issues on buses, as required. Riders will resume boarding buses at the front, and are asked to leave via the rear exit to maintain reasonable physical distances whenever possible.

For the most up-to-date schedule information, visit strathcona.ca/transit.

  

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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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