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Student Transportation

Serving more than 4500 students each day

Given that yellow bus stop times can change as new students are added, it's advisable to check PowerSchool the night before the first day of school for any updates. Additionally, regularly monitoring PowerSchool during the first month is recommended to stay informed of any changes.

Contact Prairie Bus Lines at 403-304-8257/ 403-342-6390 in the following situations: If you feel a bus is very late or missed your stop, Info regarding child (won't be on bus, need to get information to a driver, etc.), or issues with a specific bus driver. This is also the after hours number.

Contact City of Red Deer Transit Customer Service Centre regarding route information or City Transit issues
Sorensen Station Transit Terminal/Parkade
4830 - 48 Street, Red Deer, AB
Phone: 403-342-8225

Contact RDPSD Transportation at, or call 403-342-3724 or 403-342-1059 for general inquiries or questions regarding the yellow bus routes. Prairie will not adjust routes without RDPSD approval.

Contact attending school for questions regarding fees or bus application issues

Bus Information

Red Deer Public Schools is pleased to provide students with a variety of transportation services. Please note that provision of these services is guided by provincial regulations set forth by Alberta Education.


It is essential that students apply for transportation services each year. Application forms are submitted online using Powerschool and School Engage. School engage will be activated for the next school year starting May 1st each year. City Transit apps will be activated on Aug 15th for Middle and High School in Powerschool. (See Application Forms for more information)

CHARTER (YELLOW) BUS ROUTES: Bus stop locations are determined by the number of eligible students registered to use the service. While we strive to maintain consistent bus stops, occasional relocations may occur. Further information is available under Bus Route Information

RDPSD expects that no bus stop will be more than 500 meters from the residence of eligible students. This does not apply to ineligible students, who may need to use the nearest available stop. Buses will not be rerouted, and stops will generally not be added for ineligible students. Bus stops are only created in residential areas. Commercial, retail, hotels, or office building areas will not be considered for a stop due to safety concerns.

Transportation for students in French Immersion is included in our listing of bus routes. French Immersion schools include Mountview Elementary, Oriole Park Elementary, Barry Wilson Elementary, Central Middle School (City Transit),and Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School (City Transit). Gateway Christian School and Escuela Vista Grande Spanish Bilingual are also in our route listing and are considered School of choice.

For confirmation or additional information on transportation, please see the links on the left and review our Transportation FAQ or our Severe Weather Procedures FAQ. For transportation in general, please contact the schools directly. If your questions still remain unanswered, please contact the Transportation Department at, or by calling  403-342-3724/403-342-1059.

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