Grande Prairie Transit

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Grande Prairie Transit
CityofGP-logo.png
Founded 1981
Service area urban area
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 6
Operator City of Grande Prairie[1]
Website City 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 it's 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.[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[edit]

Hours of Operations[edit]

Transit service is provided 7 days a week. Monday through Friday, service starts between 5:50am and 6am, depending on the route, with the exception of Route 5, which starts at 6:35am. On Saturday service starts at around 8:30am, while on Sunday, and Statutory Holidays, service starts at around 9am.

End of Service[edit]

At 10:15pm Monday through Saturday, and 4:15pm on Sunday, and Statutory Holidays, all buses end service providing one last run to deliver passengers to their destinations. No pickups after Towne Center Mall

The bus serving Route 1 will deliver passengers on Route 1 Southview/Country Club to their destinations.

The bus serving Route 2 will deliver passengers on Routes 2 Prairie Mall via Composite High School and 4 GPRC to their destinations.

The bus serving Route 3 will deliver passengers on Routes 1 Prairie Mall via Crystal Ridge/QEII and 3 Prairie Mall via Cobblestone/Crystal Heights to their destinations.

The bus serving Route 4 will deliver passengers on 2 Patterson Place/Countryside South and 3 Eastlink Centre via Mission Heights to their destinations.

At 10:05 PM (Monday through Saturday) and at 4:05 PM (Sunday or Statutory Holidays) the bus serving Route 5 will deliver passengers on Route 5 to their destinations.No pickups after the Prairie Mall.

At 10:21 PM (Monday through Saturday) and at 4:21 PM (Sunday or Statutory Holidays) the bus serving Route 6 bus will deliver passengers on Route 6 to their destinations. No pickups after GPRC.

Peak Hours Operations[edit]

Between the hours of 7am and 9:15am, and 3pm and 6:15pm, Monday through Friday, peak hour service is provided. All routes operate at 30 minute frequency. Route 4 does not receive Peak Hour operation as it is 30 minute frequency all day.

Scheduled bus routes[edit]

GP Transit operates 6 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. Joesph 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. Joesph Catholic High School, Charles Spencer High School), Mission Heights (West), 100st 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. Joesph 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.

Paratransit[edit]

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.

Fleet[edit]

Bus roster see GP Transit Fleet Roster 2007 at CPTDB wiki

References[edit]

External links[edit]