A new bus is joining Wetaskiwin’s fleet of five accessible vans this month, providing on-demand, door-to-door service for seniors and adults with mobility challenges.

Transit move brings a few changes, same great service!

Wetaskiwin transit service helps keeps residents connected

There’s a new office and a new email for Wetaskiwin’s transit service, but the same friendly, accessible service remains.

In fact, come spring, riders might even see increased service.

The City of Wetaskiwin recently took over daily operation of five accessible buses that serve local seniors and those with mobility challenges.

The change simply allows for more efficient operation of the valuable service and regular users will see no changes in service during the transition, says Kevin Lucas, Director of Community Services. Looking forward to spring, the City will look at options to expand service.

Service when and where it’s needed

Through its fleet of five accessible vans, the service provides on-demand, door-to-door service for seniors and adults with mobility challenges, plus out-of-town charter trips for necessities such as medical appointments in Edmonton, Leduc, Camrose or Red Deer.

“It’s such a vital service for our residents – we’re typically providing between 250 and 300 rides per week,” Lucas says. “Not only does the service provide access to recreation, shopping and medical appointments, but it helps keep people connected to their friends and community.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Serving the city and surrounding Wetaskiwin area, buses operate between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, with a few specific runs on Sunday.
  • While the phone number stays the same – 780-312-7433 – the change does bring a new email: wetaskiwin.transit@wetaskiwin.ca.
  • The Transit office has also moved to the easily accessed Manluk Centre at 4514 50 Ave. in Wetaskiwin, where it will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday.
  • Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance, however the phone is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so same-day or urgent requests will be accommodated if possible, Lucas says.
  • 2, 5 or 10-trip passes are available for $7 per trip – pick up your pass at

    Shopper Drug Mart (beside No Frills), Wetaskiwin Hospital and

    the Manluk Centre; or pay$10 for a single-ride pass.

    Monthly passes are also available for $250.

  • Within city limits, charters start at $40/hour; out-of-town charters start a $40/hour plus $.052/km.
  • A new, slightly larger bus is replacing one of the existing fleet later this month, providing seating for 16 or accommodating six wheelchairs and six passengers.

For more information, visit call 780-312-7433 or email wetaskiwintransit@wetaskiwin.ca.

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