St. Albert Transit

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St. Albert Transit
FINAL StAT oval only.jpg
Founded 1974
Headquarters 235 Carnegie Drive
Locale St. Albert, Alberta
Service type bus service, express bus, paratransit
Fleet 49[1]
Daily ridership 4,047[1]
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Diversified Transportation
Website StAT

St. Albert Transit (StAT) is the public transportation system in the City of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, which is located only about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of downtown Edmonton. Scheduled bus service consists of local circuits within the community and express commuter routes to Edmonton. The city owns and maintains the vehicles but the drivers are privately contracted from Diversified Transportation.[1]

Handibus is the accessible service for those who cannot use regular transit buses. They operate within the city limits or provide travel to Edmonton for work or education purposes.[2] Customers must be registered to use the service and all trips must be booked ahead of time.

Facilities[edit]

Transit Garage[edit]

Address: 235 Carnegie Drive
Coordinates: 53°38′17″N 113°34′35″W / 53.63806°N 113.57639°W / 53.63806; -113.57639
Functions: office, garage and vehicle maintenance, ticket and pass sales.

Renovations to the garage have been completed and it has been renamed the Dez Liggett Transit Facility. Dez Liggett is the founding Director of Transit in St. Albert and worked there for over 23 years.

St. Albert Centre Exchange[edit]

Address: Rivercrest Cres
Coordinates: 53°38′25″N 113°37′25″W / 53.64028°N 113.62361°W / 53.64028; -113.62361
Functions: bus route terminus

Village Transit Station[edit]

Address: Gate Ave / Grange Dr
Coordinates: 53°37′18″N 113°36′55.3″W / 53.62167°N 113.615361°W / 53.62167; -113.615361
Functions: bus route terminus

Routes[edit]

Route Days of operation
No. Description of service area and notes Type Weekday[3] Saturday[4] Sunday[4]
201 Downtown Edmonton via Kingsway express Green check.svg Green check.svg Green check.svg
202 Downtown Edmonton via NAIT and MacEwan express Green check.svg
203 University of Alberta via Westmount express Green check.svg Green check.svg
204 University of Alberta express Green check.svg
205 West Edmonton Mall express Green check.svg Green check.svg
208 Government Centre Express via MacEwan (peak hours) express Green check.svg
209 Government Centre via NAIT and MacEwan (peak hours) express Green check.svg
211 Downtown Edmonton Express (peak hours) express Green check.svg
A1, A2, A3 Village Transit Station, Heritage Lakes, Grandin, St. Anne Street, Mission, St. Albert Centre Exchange local Green check.svg A1
A21 Village Transit Station, Downtown, Riel Business Park (Peak Hours) local Green check.svg
A4, A5, A6 St. Albert Centre Exchange, Mission, Lacombe Park, Deer Ridge, North Ridge, Inglewood local Green check.svg A4 & A5
A7, A8 St. Albert Centre Exchange, Lacombe East, Sturgeon Hospital, Erin Ridge, Oakmont, Inglewood local Green check.svg Green check.svg
A9, A10 St. Albert Centre Exchange, Braeside, Woodlands, Kingswood, Pineview, Forest Lawn, Sturgeon, Village Transit Station local Green check.svg A9
A11, A12, A13 Village Transit Station, Akinsdale, Campbell Business Park, Pineview, Woodlands, Braeside, Forest Lawn, Perron Street, St. Albert Centre Exchange local Green check.svg A11
A14 Village Transit Station, St. Albert Centre Exchange, Inglewood, Sturgeon Hospital, North Save-On-Foods Shopping Centre local Green check.svg Green check.svg
Dial-a-bus Connects with other services and operates evenings and weekends in place of scheduled routes[5] Green check.svg Green check.svg Green check.svg

Fleet[edit]

StAT Regular Transit Buses (March 2010)[1]
Manufacturer Model Accessible Year Quantity Fleet Nos. Notes
New Flyer D60LF Handicapped/disabled access 2001 5 807-811
New Flyer D60LF Handicapped/disabled access 2006 7 812-818
New Flyer D60LFR Handicapped/disabled access 2009 6 819-824
New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access 1997 3 850-852
New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access 1999 5 853-857
Thomas SLF232 Handicapped/disabled access 2004 2 858-859
Thomas SLF232 Handicapped/disabled access 2005 2 860-861
New Flyer D40LF Handicapped/disabled access 2005 3 862-864
New Flyer D40LFR Handicapped/disabled access 2007 13 865-877
New Flyer D40LFR Handicapped/disabled access 2009 9 878-886

Rebranding[edit]

In 2014, St. Albert Transit (StAT), as part of the overall City of St. Albert, underwent a logo and branding changeover. As of April 2014 the new branding is prevalent on almost all vehicles and transit facilities. StAT's new Handibus vehicles display the new colours and branding and the existing conventional vehicles will be changed over as budget permits and through vehicle attrition.

St. Albert Transit's Original Logo

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