City Transit Service
City Transit bus service is provided by the Red Deer City Transit department and travel along overload City Transit routes.
Busing During Diploma Exam Period(s)
City Transit will continue transporting students up to and including the last day of exams.
The City of Red Deer provides a two day “grace period” for the start of the school year for students who access City Transit services to get to school. Bus pass holders will be able to ride the city’s Transit buses to and from school without a pass on the first two days of school. On the third day of school, students riding Transit must be in possession of a Transit Pass. Students must purchase their Transit pass (Transit Application) before the end-of-business on the second grace period day to be able to ride.
September, 2017: The 2-day “grace period” for Students to purchase their Transit bus passes when school resumes in September will be Thursday, Aug 31st and Friday, Sept 1st. Students may ride to and from school between 6:15 AM and 5:15 PM on those days at no charge. At all other times, Students must have a valid fare.
City Transit - Application Form
All eligible students wishing to access Transit services must complete a Transit Bus Application. Transit application deadline is September 29th and therefore applications received after this date will not be granted the RDPSD Transit pass subsidy unless moving into the catchment area after that date. Bill 1 has eliminated transportation fees for eligible students attending their designated school.
To download the Transit Transportation Application Form visit Application Forms and Fees.
City Transit - Bus Passes
Students purchase and/or will receive an annual Transit bus pass at their individual schools. Two types of City Transit bus passes are available. Students may decide on a restricted or an unrestricted Transit bus pass.
- Restricted Bus Pass: School days only
- Unrestricted Bus Pass: May be used at any time City Transit operates.(Extra fee applies)
Students who live over 2.4 km from their designated school will be eligible to receive a restricted bus pass for no additional cost beyond the application fee. An upgrade to an unrestricted bus pass fee is noted on the Transit Application.
Students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school must purchase a restricted bus pass directly from The City of Red Deer Transit Dept. These will be monthly passes so need to be reloaded each month.
For City Transit schedules, routes and times, please call the Red Deer City Transit Help Desk at 403-342-8225 or Click here to try Transit's free trip planning tool that uses Google Maps to show the latest bus routes and schedules.