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Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County sign transit agreement

Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County held a transit joint signing event last week.

The event was at the Fort Saskatchewan Transit (FST) Park & Ride, located next to the Dow Centennial Centre. The event featured both Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur and Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank.

This comes as a new weekday bus service will be travelling between Fort and Sherwood Park, with the service beginning in July.

This new route will go between the Bethel Transit Terminal and the Dow Centennial Centre, with eight round trips during the summer, and 11 round trips during the fall and winter.

“In response to community demand and through collaboration with our regional partners, the commuter route between Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park aims to bridge connectivity gaps and provide a vital link for residents commuting for work, or school, medical appointments and more,” said Gale Katchur, Mayor of Fort Saskatchewan. “This initiative aligns with our commitment to meeting evolving transportation needs and improving quality of life.”

This is the first route between the two municipalities, with the bus service implementing the Arc electronic fare payment system to make access to local transit easier.

The plan to bring a bus service between Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan has been in the works since a Memorandum of Understanding was signed back in January.

Photo: Mayors Gale Katchur and Rod Frank, image provided by the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

Mayors Rod Frank and Gale Katchur.