Transit

Fort Sask Transit (FST) provides two local routes that serve most regions of Fort Saskatchewan and connects riders to the Clareview LRT Station commuter bus.

FST is participating in the Masks for Albertans program. Masks are available from local FST buses (582, 583 and 584) while supplies last. 

Local Service Updates

Effective September 1, local routes 582 and 583 will operate back to their regular schedule — Monday to Friday on a 30-minute frequency all day, and 60-minute frequency from 8:23am to 1:26pm. Saturday service will no longer be available.

Effective September 18, Green Route (local route 584) will no longer be in service.

View the FST Map and Route Schedule

Download the Passio GO app for access to real-time bus tracking, route and schedule information as well as transit alerts.

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Commuter Service Reduced

Until further notice, route 580 trips departing Clareview station at 7:25am, 7:55am, and 9:00am are suspended. Please refer to the revised schedule or track the buses in real-time using transit55.ca.

View the Revised 580 Schedule


Accessibility

In an effort to improve transit access for users with limited mobility, the new FST buses are specially equipped with accessible ramps and the ability to kneel and lower. Riders may request the ramp by asking the driver to activate the feature. A companion may ride free for persons using mobility aids and equipment. Riders must ensure that their equipment be safely secured aboard FST vehicles.

The City is currently in the process of implementing asphalt pads at bus stops for greater accessibility throughout the transit network.

Advertising

Fort Sask Transit (FST) currently offers advertising opportunities on our transit buses running on local routes 582 and 583.

If you are interested in advertising with us:

  • Check out advertisement spaces available.
  • Download the Advertising Rates and Agreement Form and submit to FST.
  • Submit your advertising artwork for review. Files should be high-resolution files such as Adobe Creative Suites and not JPG or PNG.
  • The City will send an invoice to the address indicated in the agreement. Charges must be paid within 30 days of receipt of invoice.
  • You must pay the advertising cost listed on the Form in addition to the cost to produce and apply the ad with one of our local City approved companies: Selkirk Signs or R&M Signs. Only these companies will be allowed to apply all ads on our transit vehicles.

Additional resources

Transit Advertising Policy and Procedure

Bus tracking app

Download the Passio GO app for access to real-time bus tracking, route and schedule information as well as transit alerts.

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You can also view real time bus tracking for ETS 580 here.

Holiday Non-Service Days

Fort Saskatchewan Transit Routes 582, 583, 584 and ETS Route 580 will NOT be in operation on the following days:

2020
Monday, August 3,
Monday, September 7
Monday, October 12
Friday, December 25
Saturday, December 26

2021
Friday, January 1
Friday, April 2
Monday, May 24
Thursday, July 1
Monday, August 2
Monday, September 6
Monday, October 11
Saturday, December 25
Sunday, December 26

Regional Transit Service Commission (RTSC)

Thirteen municipalities in the Edmonton Metropolitan region are examining the possibility of delivering integrated transit services, through a potential Regional Transit Service Commission.

More information on the RTSC

Routes and schedules

Local routes 582, 583 and 584 run Monday – Friday from 5:25am to 8:30pm and do not run on weekends or statutory holidays, unless otherwise specified.

Effective September 18, Green Route (local route 584) will no longer be in service.

Download Route 582/583 map and schedule

Route 580 offers peak hour transit services to and from the Clareview Station in northeast Edmonton.

Download Route 580 map and schedule

You can also view the ETS 580 Real Time Map.

Special Transportation Services

Special Transportation Services Society (STSS) is a group of dedicated community volunteers who oversee the operation of Accessible Minivan Services. Registration and criteria is available here.

Contact 780-940-5247 or fortsaskstss@gmail.com for further information.

Accessible Minivan Services

Designed to meet the transportation needs of persons who require specialized transit related to wheelchair, scooter or walker use. This service operates primarily within Fort Saskatchewan for any resident registered with the STSS who is unable to utilize the existing subsidized taxi service due to a physical disability.

In City information:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00pm
  • Transportation to and from any location within City limits
  • $5 per one-way trip

Out of City information:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only
  • From Fort Saskatchewan to medical services in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert or Lamont
  • Cost dependent on location

Terms and cancellation information:

  • This is a continuing arrangement whereby the vehicle driver will book you to travel at the same time each day until you cancel the service.
  • Book at least one day (24 hours) and up to one month in advance of your intended trip.
  • For cancellations, please give as much notice as possible. Repeated last minute cancellations or "no shows" when the Accessible Minivan arrives, could be considered grounds to review eligibility.

Call 780-940-5247 for more information.

Tickets and fares

Exact cash fare tickets can be purchased for one way travel at the time of your ride. Passes and tickets are also sold at City Hall, Dow Centennial Centre, Co-op and Safeway.

Children 12 and under ride free.

Everyone Rides

A new low-income subsidy will be available to all transit users beginning January 1st 2019. Registration for this program will begin late 2018.

Low-income monthly rates:

Adult Commuter: $46.00

Adult Local: $26.25

Student & Senior Commuter: $18.75

Student & Senior Local: $10.50

Find out more about the Access for Everyone Program

Local rider fares (582/583/584)

Adult (18+) fares for local routes 582, 583 and 584

Cash fare (one way)

$2.50

10 ticket pass

$22.50

Monthly pass

$52.50

Senior (65+) fares for local routes 582, 583 and 584

Cash fare (one way)

$1.75

10 ticket pass

$15.75

Monthly pass

$21.00

Student (13-17) fares for local routes 582, 583 and 584

Cash fare (one way)

$1.75

10 ticket pass

$15.75

Monthly pass

$21.00

Commuter rider fares (FST & ETS 580)

Connection to Edmonton Clareview LRT only.

Adult (18+) fares for commuter route 580

Cash fare (one way)

$5.00

10 ticket pass

$45.00

Monthly pass

$92.00

Senior (65+) fares for commuter route 580

Cash fare (one way)

$3.75

10 ticket pass

$33.75

Monthly pass

$36.50

Student (13-17) fares for commuter route 580

Cash fare (one way)

$3.75

10 ticket pass

$33.75

Monthly pass

$36.50

Integrated monthly pass

Integrated monthly pass fares for unlimited local and Edmonton travel

Adult (18+)

$189.00

Senior (65+)

$70.50

Student (13-17)

$111.50

Students & U-Pass

The U-Pass program will be suspended for Fall 2020. Any students wishing to purchase a transit pass can purchase our regular fare media such as monthly student passes, Everyone Rides passes or 10-ticket books.

FST supports U-Pass for post-secondary students. U-Passes are valid for Fort Sask Transit, Strathcona County Transit, St. Albert Transit and Edmonton Transit. U-Pass holders do not need to purchase regular transit passes.

Qualifying post-secondary students are provided with a U-Pass through their schools. Participating schools include:

U-Passes are valid at all times during the fall (September to December), winter (January to April) and spring/summer* (May to August) terms.

* Not all institutions/programs participate in the spring/summer session. Please confirm with your institution regarding their participation.

Additional resources

Buy ETS tickets and passes online