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Acheson Transit Update

On October 25, 2022 Parkland County Council approved a new Transit Service Delivery Model for 2023.

Changes you will see include:

  • Cancelling Route 561 Commuter Bus this includes cancelling stopping at Husky/Esso in Zone 1.
  • Cancelling the Acheson Shuttle service and moving to an On Demand service.
  • Partnering with the City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain to provide On Demand service that encompasses Acheson, Parkland Village, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain (85 km2 service area).
  • The changes are being implemented using the same budget as we currently allocate to Transit.
  • Saving the best for last, Council supported eliminating the Public Transportation Utility Bylaw and moving to fund transit 100% from taxation. This results in the Acheson businesses will no longer be charged the Transportation Utility Fee.

Current Transit Service Delivery Model

  • Fixed Route Commuter Route Spruce Grove to Edmonton
  • Acheson Shuttle Service from Zone 1 Bus Stop at Husky/Esso
  • Fixed time 2 busses in the morning and 3 busses in the afternoon for Acheson.
  • Shuttle stationed at Husky/Esso to shuttle riders to place of employment.
  • Commuter starts at 5:30 am in Spruce Grove and ends at 10:00 pm in Spruce Grove.

2023 Transit Service Delivery Model

  • Fixed Route Commuter Route Spruce Grove to Edmonton
  • On Demand Service – Acheson – Parkland Village - Spruce Grove – Stony Plain
  • On Demand Acheson – Parkland Village – Spruce Grove – Stony Plain (85 km2)
  • Increased service 6:00 to 9:00 am and 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
  • Virtual stops in all zones of Acheson (plus Spruce Grove and Stony Plain).
  • Commuter remains the same 5:30 am Spruce Grove to 10:00 pm Spruce Grove.

Example of Virtual Stops in Acheson

  • Note this is a preliminary DRAFT, there will be stops in south part of Zone 1 and there are stops in Zone 5/7 that are cut off in this photo.
  • Stops are easy to modify and adjust for they are VIRTUAL.

Virtual and Permanent Bus Stops in Spruce Grove

  • The blue pins are permanent bus stop locations, red are virtual bus stop locations.
  • These are the connection points available within Spruce Grove to Acheson.
  • Parkland Village and the Town of Stony Plain will have similar stops.

"Pick Up" On Demand Booking App

pick up app 1
pick up app 2

For more information about public transit in Acheson, click here.

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