Red Deer Transit has new hours starting May 5

Service on Sundays and holidays to change from every 30 minutes to hourly

Red Deer Transit will reduce bus service from every half hour to every hour on Sundays and holidays starting May 5.

City council approved the changes as a cost savings measure during the 2019 operating budget. On

Sundays and holidays, the first bus will leave Sorensen Station at 8:45 a.m., with service every hour, until the last bus departs at 6:45 p.m.

“When we look at our ridership numbers, Sundays and holidays are our lowest usage days,” said transit manager George Penny. “This change balances the need for maintaining transit on low ridership days with the demand for this service.”

Through the Automated Fare Box System and System Wide Intelligent Transit system, Red Deer

Transit was able to use ridership statistics to best determine how a service reduction would impact as few people as possible.

For more information about transit, hours and routes, visit

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