How to Ride Transit in Alberta

Useful Resources

Calgary 

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How to Ride Transit: Planning your Trip 

Accessible Riding Options  

How to get passes for seniors, low income or other specialty passes.  

* To get a low income pass you must apply for the Fair Entry Program here:  https://www.calgary.ca/csps/cns/neighbourhood-services/programs-and-services-for-low-income-calgarians.html 

Safety and Security 

Newcomer Resources 

Edmonton 

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Transit Website and Cell Phone App 

How to Ride Transit: Planning your Trip 

How to get passes for seniors, low income or other specialty passes. 

Accessible Riding Options 

Safety and Security 

Newcomer Resources 

Lethbridge 

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Transit Website  

How to Ride Lethbridge Transit: Planning your Trip 

*This includes all specialized fares.  

Accessible Riding Options 

Newcomer Resources 

Red Deer 

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Transit Website and App 

How to Ride Transit: Planning your Trip 

Accessible Riding Options 

How to get passes for seniors, low income or other specialty passes. 

  • Special Pass information: https://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit/fares-and-passes/special-passes-and-identification-cards/ 

Airdrie 

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Transit Website and Information  

Accessible Riding Options 

*Access Airdrie application found on this page 

Okotoks 

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Transit Website  

*Buses are booked by request and do not follow a standard route or timetable.  

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray and Area) 

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Transit Website 

How to Ride Transit: Planning your Trip 

Accessible Riding Options 

 

Teaching Resources  

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Vocabulary List

  • Transit- Something that carries people from one place to anotherusually a bus or train. 
  • App-A useful application that you download onto your cell phone. 
  • Bus routes-The roads, or path, that a specific bus will drive 
  • Fare(s)- the money a passenger on public transportation has to pay. 
  • Prepaid pass- A pass you pay for in advance 
  • Bother– to worry or trouble someone 
  • Disability- a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. 
  • Handicapped having a condition that makes it harder to function physically, mentally, or socially. 
  • Thrift store- A store that sells used things. 
  • Small talk- Easy conversations with strangers or acquaintances about the weather and other simple topics.  
  • Monthly pass- A pass that allows you to ride the bus for a month without buying individual tickets. 
  • Reduced- make smaller or cost less 
  • Low income- A person, or family, that earns below a certain amount of money, decided by the government, to live comfortably. 
  • Danger- the possibility of being harmed or injured. 
  • Transfer slip- A paper that allows you to change buses or trains within a certain amount of time without paying more money.  
  • LRT- Light Rail Train  
  • Transit Peace Officer- An officer that checks tickets on the LRT train, gives fines, as well as helps in emergency situations.  

Knowledge Check

Results

#1. Where can you find information about transit in your city?

#2. How can you not pay on the bus?

#3. Where can you get help if you do not know your stop?

#4. Who are the seats at the front of the bus for?

#5. People in Alberta often make small talk on transit.

#6. There are no cheaper passes for seniors or low-income Albertans.

#7. Where can you not buy monthly passes?

#8. What should you do if there is an emergency on the bus?

#9. What is a transfer slip?

#10. Do all the cities in Alberta have LRT systems?

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Acknowledgements and References

Acknowledgements of Actors: Rawd A.Joanie S., Jeramy H.Jill R., Tre D., Tsetan T., Jordan G., Kimberly I., Namgyal C., Yaz A., Arba M., Hernan M., Paloma N., Huberth C., Edgardo V. 

Resources thanks to Calgary Transit for assistance in content development and providing filming venue.