Grande Prairie Transit

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Grande Prairie Transit
GP Transit Bus.jpg
Founded 1981
Service area urban area
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 7
Operator City of Grande Prairie[1]
Website Grande Prairie Public Transit

Grande Prairie Transit (colloquially referred to as GP Transit) is the public transportation system in the city of Grande Prairie in northwestern Alberta, Canada. For most of its history, the bus service was operated by private contractors. During that time the Public Works Department was responsible for GP Transit and the vehicles were still owned by the city.[2] In September 2013, the city brought the drivers in-house, allowing the city to have more flexibility in service quality and cost factors.[1]

Six bus routes operate every 30 minutes during peak hours and hourly the rest of the day, with reduced service on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays. Route 7 operates only during peak hours. [3] The transit terminal is located downtown at the corner of 99th Street and 99th Avenue, adjacent to the Towne Centre Mall, and provides a convenient point for transfers between some bus routes. Coordinates: 55°10′11″N 118°47′30″W / 55.16972°N 118.79167°W / 55.16972; -118.79167

Services

Scheduled bus routes

GP Transit operates 7 routes.[3]

No. Destinations Route description Notes
1 Southview/Country Club
Downtown
Prairie Mall
Downtown, VLA Montrose/Hospital, Mountview, Prairie Mall, Crystal Ridge, Summit, Mountview, Hillside, Downtown, 100 St south to Southview, South Patterson Place, Country Club Estates, Country Club West, South Patterson Place, Patterson Place, Highland Park (West), Highland Place, Downtown
2 Prairie Mall
Composite High School
Downtown
Countryside South
Downtown, Avondale, Composite High School, Prairie Mall, Avondale, Downtown, Highland Park (East), Patterson Place (East), South Patterson Place (East), Countryside South, South Patterson Place (East), Patterson Place (East), Downtown
3 Prairie Mall
Crystal Heights
Downtown
Mission Heights
Eastlink Centre
Charles Spencer High School
St. Joseph Catholic High School
Downtown, Smith, Cobblestone, Ivy Lake Estates, Crystal Heights, Summit, Prairie Mall, Mountview, VLA Montrose/Hospital, Downtown, Highland Place, Highland Park (West), Mission Heights (East), CKC (Eastlink Centre, St. Joseph Catholic High School, Charles Spencer High School), Mission Heights (West), 100 St north to Downtown
4 Grande Prairie Regional College
Downtown
Downtown, GPRC, Gateway, Richmond Industrial Park North, Westside Park, Downtown
5 Prairie Mall
Crystal Lake
GPRC
Prairie Mall, 100 St north to 132 Ave, Scenic Ridge, Crystal Ridge (North), Lakeland, Crystal Lake Estates, Crystal Ridge (South), Prairie Mall, Northgate, Royal Oaks, GPRC, Royal Oaks, Northridge, Prairie Mall Does not meet with other buses at Downtown Hub. Instead joined to network by GPRC and Prairie Mall stops.
6 Centre-West

Pinnacle Ridge
Eastlink Centre
College
GPRC, Gateway, Westgate, Centre West, Richmond Industrial South, Westpointe, Pinnacle Ridge, CKC (Eastlink Centre, St. Joseph Catholic High School, Charles Spencer High School), Mission Heights (West), Richmond Centre, Westside Park, GPRC Does not meet with other buses at Downtown Hub. Instead joined to network by GPRC and Eastlink Centre stops.
7 Countryside South

Eastlink Centre via Country Club
O'Brien Lake via Westpointe & Pinnacle Ridge
Eastlink Centre/Community Knowledge Campus, Westpointe, Pinnacle Ridge, O'Brien Lake, South Patterson, Countryside North, Countryside South, Country Club, Eastlink Centre Does not meet with other buses at Downtown Hub. Instead joined to network at the Community Knowledge Campus.

Paratransit

Specialized transport services are supplied by the independent Disabled Transportation Society (DTS) of Grande Prairie, which operates five wheelchair accessible vehicles and one fifteen passenger van.[4] The non-profit society is largely funded by the city, supplemented by donations and other fundraising events.

References

  1. ^ a b [1], Transit bus drivers officially city employees
  2. ^ Transit History of Alberta Communities
  3. ^ a b GP Transit's Routes
  4. ^ The Disabled Transportation Society (DTS) of Grande Prairie

External links

  • City of Grande Prairie Public Transit
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