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Transit is on the move this year to better connect riders around Grande Prairie.

The new routes and schedules being proposed have been designed to enhance connectivity and provide improved service to meet the needs of our growing City. The re-development is underway to match the growth and technological developments in the City so we can deliver better transit services to our residents with increasing efficiency.

Opportunity is currently available for riders and community members to provide feedback on the proposed redesign.

An online survey is open for residents to share their views on the routes and schedule redesigns, specifically relating to the frequency, service span, walkability and connectivity of the proposed redesign.

The survey is available at engage.cityofgp.com/transitredesign until May 25.

About the proposed redesign

The new system will continue to serve all existing areas and stops, plus more featuring three types of service delivery:

  • Conventional fixed route utilizing larger buses
  • Conventional fixed route utilizing smaller Community Shuttle buses
  • On-Demand service using smaller buses connecting people from a bus stop within an on On-Demand zone to a transit hub

Highlights of the new system include:

  • All routes will meet/transfer downtown at the Towne Centre Mall
  • Service to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital
  • Three routes travelling between downtown and the Eastlink Centre
  • Two-way service along 100 St. between downtown and Prairie Mall
  • Two-way service along 104 Ave. linking downtown, GPRC and the Westgate area.
  • A new “Shoppers Shuttle” route connecting all of the shopping areas between downtown and the Westgate area with 30 minute service all day
  • On-Demand Service to be implemented in select neighbourhoods

The goal of the redesign is to:

  • Provide enhanced service to key destinations
  • Provide routes and service options that are more direct and easier to understand
  • Reduce travel time
  • Increase ridership

The City appreciates all community feedback which will be used to review the concepts and assist in the finalization of the designs. Stay tuned to cityofgp.com/transit for the latest news and updates on the rerouting.