Hinton Transit

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Hinton Transit
Hinton Alberta logo.png
Service area Hinton, Alberta
Service type bus service
Routes 1
Operator First Canada[1]
Website Hinton Transit System

Hinton Transit is the public transportation service in the town of Hinton in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 284 kilometres (176 mi) west of Edmonton along Highway 16. Bus service operates on Monday to Wednesday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Thursday to Friday from 8:00am to 9:00pm and on Saturday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. No service is provided on Sundays or Statutory Holidays.

History[edit]

A contract was awarded for an initial 18-month trial period beginning in June, 2007.[2] The pilot project proved to be more successful than expected, and the town council approved the creation of a permanent transit system at its meeting on June 16, 2009.[3] The contractor Cardinal Coach Lines which has since been acquired by First Canada, is responsible for providing the vehicles, drivers and maintenance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hinton Transit System Route". Town of Hinton. January 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Wyatt, David. "Transit History of Alberta Communities". umanitoba.ca. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Regular Meeting of Council". Town of Hinton. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

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