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WOOSH! A Ride Worth Taking

The most recent updates to routes and schedules take effect on June 30, 2017. For detailed information, view schedules and maps on the Transit Schedules or Rural Bus Schedules pages.

Be sure to check the new schedules to plan your next trip and adjust for any changes to service that may affect you.

Transit Updates on Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Program

Take Transit on July 1

Take transit to the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony at Shell Place.

Residents from across the region are invited to the Council Commendation Wildfire Medal Ceremony. Come out and recognize the remarkable individuals that helped make a difference during the first 100 hours of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire.

In addition to the Medal Ceremony, many other events are scheduled in downtown Fort McMurray on July 1, including the Canada Day Parade. Residents are encouraged to take Transit or to plan ahead for parking options.

Urban Transit Service – July 1

On July 1, 2017, only routes 11, 15, 16 and 99 will be in operation. These routes will be operating on Sunday/holiday schedules, with extended and additional service through the evening. See further below for Canada Day service, or visit the Canada Day Parade page for transit details.

Rural Transit Service – July 1

Free rural transit service is available from the rural communities to take you to Shell Place in Fort McMurray to attend the medal ceremony.

Take free rural transit from the following communities on July 1 for the Medal Ceremony: Anzac, Conklin, Fort McKay, Gregoire Lake Estates, and Janvier.

Rural residents are required to register by calling Pulse at 780-743-7000. Deadline for registration: Thursday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m.

Summary Of Updates Effective June 30

Canada Day Service – Saturday, July 1

  • On July 1, 2017, only routes 11, 15, 16 and 99 will be in operation. These routes will be operating on Sunday/holiday schedules, with extended and additional service through the evening.
  • Extended service on the following routes: Routes 11 (Airport/TaigaNova), Route 15 (Timberlea), and Route 16 (Thickwood).
  • Additional service on Route 99 (MacDonald Island), running every 15 minutes from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m., July 2.
  • Service from Moose Island to Fort Smith will be suspended on July 1 for the holiday, and will start again the following Saturday.
  • Visit the Service Alerts page for schedules and details. Visit the Canada Day page for more details about the events for the day.

Reminder – Additional rural transit service:

  • Additional rural service from Anzac on Tuesdays and Fridays, as well as service from Janvier on Tuesdays, and from Conklin on Fridays.
  • Did you know that Transit service now runs between Moose Island (Fort Chipewyan) and Fort Smith every Saturday? Service suspended July 1 weekend for the holiday.
  • Register for Saturday service to Fort Smith by calling the Fort Chipewyan Contact Office at 780-697-3600. The deadline for reservations is 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before the service.
  • These additions to rural service are part of a three-month trial project. Your ridership will help determine if these services will be a permanent.
  • Visit the Rural Bus Schedule page for schedules and details.

Service for Seniors and Children:

Ride for free – Seniors 65 and up, and children under five. (Available for conventional service only, and does not include SMART Bus or rural service.)

Did you know that Transit buses are wheelchair friendly? Our buses also kneel to meet your needs and make accessibility much easier.

Quarterly Updates – Routes and Schedules

Transit users can expect to see updates to routes and schedules in March, June, September and December. We’re committed to making ongoing improvements to help you get to where you’re going sooner.

We’re also committed to letting you know about updates in advance so you can continue to plan your trips on Municipal Transit without interruption.

Feedback and Questions

The future of transit will be driven by ridership. Your feedback will help us create easy to understand schedules, cut down on transfers, create efficiency and get you to where you are going sooner.

Residents can call or email Transit Services for information, questions and feedback about the updated schedule and routes:

  • Transit Call Centre Line: 780-743-7931, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pulse Call Line: 780-743-7000 (evenings, weekends and holidays)
  • Email transit@rmwb.ca

Stuff-a-Bus Campaign

The Stuff-A-Bus campaign is now closed for 2016. Stay tuned for an announcement in late 2017 for the next Stuff-A-Bus event.

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