City Transit Service
City Transit bus service is provided by the City of Red Deer Transit Department and travel along regular and school City Transit routes. HHHS, LTCHS, Eastview Middle, and Central Middle school all use City Transit for transportation. Regular City Transit routes may be changed at the discretion of the City at any time and may not be ideal for some students. School designated routes are in place and not changed without discussion with RDPSD administration.
Please note that starting on Sept. 1, 2021, there are some minor changes to the school routes, most notably is the numbering system. Other changes are in line with the changes the City made to the regular routes in 2020 including an addition of a North and South transfer hub. Please check on the City Transit website for new scheduling.
Busing During Diploma Exam Period(s)
City Transit will continue transporting students using regular times 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 obtain their Transit pass (Transit Application) before the end-of-business on the second grace period day to be able to ride.
City Transit - Application Form
All eligible students wishing to access City Transit services must complete a Transit Bus Application each year. Please visit the Applications section of our website for information on how to apply.
City Transit - Bus Passes
Eligible students 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: Monday to Friday during the school year
- Unrestricted (Student) Bus Pass: May be used at any time City Transit operates.(Fee applies)
Students who live 2.4 kms or greater from their designated school will be eligible to receive a restricted bus pass. An upgrade to an unrestricted bus pass fee is noted on the Transit Application. If the student is 2.4 kms or greater from the designated school and 2.4 kms or greater from school of choice, they will also be deemed eligible.
Students living less than 2.4 km from their designated school must purchase a bus pass directly from The City of Red Deer Transit Department.
For City Transit schedules, routes and times, please contact the Red Deer City Transit Help Desk at 403-342-8225, http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit/ or click MyBus to try Transit's free trip planning tool to show the latest bus routes and schedules.