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New Timberlea bus terminal opens Dec. 20

(Fort McMurray, AB – December 16, 2019) – The new Timberlea bus terminal on Confederation Way at the corner of Paquette Drive will open for public use on Dec. 20. All transit routes with active detours in place to accommodate the construction of the terminal, will resume regular routing from the Timberlea Terminal once it becomes operational on Dec. 20. 
  
Transit routes with active detours using the Powder Dr. station (Stop 7094) as a transfer point will resume regular routing from the Timberlea Terminal (Stop 101). The following transit routes will be affected: 

Route 9 (Cartier Heights / Brett Drive)
Route 12 (Thickwood/Timberlea) 
Route 15 (Timberlea)
Route 17 (Parsons Creek / Morgan Heights)
Route 41 (Stone Creek / Eagle Ridge)

Transit route 12 will still service the Powder Dr. station (Stop 7094) as part of the regular routing. 

All transit schedules and service alerts are posted online at rmwb.ca/transit. 

Two new bus terminals – Thickwood and Timberlea

Construction of the Thickwood Terminal is almost complete, with the official opening of the terminal expected to be announced shortly. This terminal is located on Thickwood Blvd. in front of the Casman Centre. 

Residents can expect to see transit busses using the Thickwood Terminal for training purposes before it is open for public use. 

The Thickwood and Timberlea terminals have been fully funded through federal and provincial grant funding

The new bus terminals will enhance routing, transfers, and connections on the north side of the Athabasca Bridge. Learn more about the project at rmwb.ca/construction and click on the building infrastructure icon.

Updated transit fares take effect Jan. 1, 2020. 

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, a bus ride in Fort McMurray will cost a $1.50, with other transit fares in the urban area being updated to reflect this change. Rural transit fares have not been adjusted and will remain the same. To learn more about transit fares, visit rmwb.ca/transit.  

For further information or questions, contact Transit Services at:  

Transit Call Centre: 780-743-7931 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Email: transit@rmwb.ca 
Pulse (evenings, weekends and holidays): 780-743-7000, toll-free 1-800-973-9663, online at rmwb.ca/pulse.   

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