Transit input sought by city

City residents who want to help write the script on future transit service can attend a meeting on Thursday.

City residents who want to help write the script on future transit service can attend a meeting on Thursday.

Michael Roschlau of the Canadian Urban Transit Association will be in Red Deer to help present a picture of what transit system of the future could look like. The event starts at 5 p.m. at City Centre Stage at 4922 49th St.

The association brings ideas from across the country that could work in Red Deer. Those who attend can offer their ideas about how transit can be improved.

Roschlau is president and chief executive officer of the transit association, which represents the public transit community across Canada. Roschlau holds a doctorate in transport geography from the Australian National University. He has worked directly with staff and senior management at more than 150 transport agencies around the world.

Transit was one of the top priorities that Red Deer people identified in the city’s Integrated Movement Study.

City of Red Deer strategist Jeremy Bouw said the city wants to discover what is important to city residents with regard to transit. “We want to know what transit could look like in the future, how it could move people around the city and how it can be unique to Red Deer,” Bouw said.

A standing reception and light refreshments will follow the speaking event.

For more information about the Integrated Movement Study, check

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

1 in 7 Albertans have been tested for COVID-19

56 additional cases Thursday, 1,107 active cases remain in the province

Severe thunderstorm watch and heat warning issued for Red Deer and area

Red Deer and region are under both a heat warning and severe… Continue reading

Anti-bullying ride coming to Red Deer to support eight-year-old girl

A Red Deer girl who has been a victim of bullying for… Continue reading

Residents urged to fight energy industry tax breaks

County of Stettler and Lacombe County say tax breaks could cost them millions

Central Alberta pharmacies ramp up COVID-19 testing

Province extended 20-pharmacy pilot project to more than 90 last month

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors gathered along 56 St Wetaskiwin, Alta. August 4, 2020 for Indigenous Lives Matter.

Sylvan Lake man’s documentary getting limited run in Alberta theatres

Scott McDermott’s documentary will be in 14 theatres, including Sylvan Lake and Wetaskiwin

WHL aims for Dec. 4 start date

League originally slated Oct. 2 as its return to play date

Opinion: COVID-19 vaccine won’t help if people are afraid to get it

In the movies, it happens overnight. An American doctor hunkers down in… Continue reading

Downtown Red Deer office building sells for $1.37M

Real estate is changing hands in downtown Red Deer. The former Abacus… Continue reading

Opinion: Any equalization rebate belongs to Albertans

Here’s a fundamental point about equalization: the provincial government doesn’t pay for… Continue reading

Other communities can learn from Sexsmith: AUMA president

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association is an advocacy group for urban municipalities

Proposed oil and gas assessment changes could have big impact on municipal revenues

Croup representing urban municipalities is concerned about the outcome

Two females arrested for carjacking in Leduc; sword and bear spray used as weapon

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis female arrested for carjacking.

Most Read