Due to COVID-19, effective March 30, 2020, Grande Prairie Accessible Transit service for our registered clients will be limited to bookings for essential travel for medical appointments, work and grocery shopping only. This does not include social outings. We are doing our best to implement a maximum two-passenger limit across all vehicles as an added measure of protection for the safety of our customers and our operators, to ensure social distancing. For more information on the City's pandemic response, visit cityofgp.com/covid19.
Accessible Transportation is provided by the City of Grande Prairie through the Transit Department.
Grande Prairie Accessible Transit (GPAT) is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. GPAT picks you up at your accessible door and drops you off at the accessible door of your destination. Customers must first register, at no charge, for this program.
Two types of accessible transit services are offered: shared door-to-door GPAT service and fixed-route service. Fixed-route service is provided through the use of low-floor buses with ramps on fixed routes and schedules.
Fixed-route buses have securements for wheelchairs or scooters. Customers using wheelchairs or scooters registered GPAT customers or Canadian National Insitute of the Blind (CNIB) pass holders may travel with an attendant. Attendants travel free and must board and exit at the same stop as the customer requiring assistance and help load and secure mobility aids on the bus.
Accessible Transit Client Service Hours
|Day||Start time (first pick-up)||End time (last pick-up)|
|Monday- Saturday||6:30 a.m.||9:15 p.m.|
|Sunday||8:30 a.m.||6:15 p.m.|
|Statutory holidays||Limited service|
Dispatch Centre Client Service Hours
|Monday-Friday||7:00 a.m.||4:00 p.m.|
Our Dispatch Office is closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays - please phone during business hours to book your trip appointment. Phone 780-830-RIDE (7433) to book your appointment today.
The current 7-day advance booking period will remain with the exception of allowing up to 9 days for bookings that are made on Fridays, in order to accommodate bookings for the following weekend.
If you need to cancel your trip after hours, call dispatch at 780-830-7433 and leave a detailed message.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding Accessible Transit please contact the Transit Manager at 780-357-7524.