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Students Ride Free Program

St. Albert Transit is pleased to offer the Students Ride Free Program, which will run as a pilot project from March 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020.

It is important to note that there are two distinct services provided by St. Albert Transit:

  • Local service involving routes for neighbourhoods within St. Albert.
  • Commuter service involving routes that take riders into Edmonton.

To clarify how the Students Ride Free Program will work:

  • All secondary school-aged youth (ages 13-18) can ride local transit routes for free until July 1, 2020. These students will be using special tickets provided by their school administration (see below for more information).
  • All primary school-aged children (ages 12 and under) can ride local transit routes for free until July 1, 2020. They will not require a ticket of any kind.

As an added benefit, riders 12 years of age or younger will be able to ride commuter routes for free without a ticket, if they are accompanied by an adult who has paid the fare for the commuter trip. If a child requires travel to and from Edmonton unaccompanied, please contact St. Albert Transit Administration at 780-418-6060.  

The goal of the project is to promote transit habits in our youth that will carry on to post-secondary and adult stages of their lives as well as provide St. Albert Transit with valuable data and information on how our services could be used to supplement and assist the school boards with their transportation needs.

Students aged 13 to 18 will require a ticket to ride locally on St. Albert Transit.  Ticket books are available at participating schools, retail outlets, St. Albert City Hall & the St. Albert Transit office. Please see the detailed list below.

Participating St. Albert Schools:
Bellerose Composite High School
Ecole Alexandre-Tache
Ecole Secondaire Sainte Marguerite D'Youville
Elmer S. Gish Elementary / Junior High School
Lorne Akins Junior High School
Outreach High School
Paul Kane High School
Richard S. Fowler Catholic Junior High School
Sir George Simpson Junior High School
Sister Alphonse Academy
St. Albert Catholic High School
St. Gabriel High School
Sturgeon Heights School
Vincent J. Maloney Catholic Junior High School
William D. Cuts Junior High School
Participating Retail Outlets:  
Akinsdale 7-Eleven 23B Akins Drive
City Cashier, St. Albert Place 5 St. Anne Street
Giroux Crossing 7-Eleven 1 Giroux Road
Lennox 7-Eleven 71 Liberton Drive
Petro Canada  174 St. Albert Trail (at Gate Avenue)
Petro Canada  770 St. Albert Trail (by Walmart)
Shoppers Drug Mart  392 St. Albert Trail (Mission Hill Plaza)
Shoppers Drug Mart  140 St. Albert Trail (Village Landing)
St. Albert Trail 7-Eleven 220 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert Transit Office 235 Carnegie Drive
St. Anne 7-Eleven 17 St. Anne Street

Last edited: February 25, 2019

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