Transit

Important Transit Updates!

We’re making changes to improve your transit experience starting this Summer. Check out the Routes and Schedules drop down below to see the new route maps and schedules.


Routes and schedules

All routes run Monday – Friday and do not run on weekends or statutory holidays, unless otherwise specified.

FST Route Changes

As of July 2, 2024, all FST routes have changed. Please check out the new FST Ride Guide for information on how your current route and bus stop may be changing.

NEW FST Ride Guide

Commuter Service

Route 580 was discontinued on June 28, 2024, and the new Route 600 started on July 2, 2024.

This Route 600 will connect passengers to the Bethel Transit Terminal in Sherwood Park, where transfers can be made to routes travelling within Sherwood Park and into Edmonton. This new route will be operated by Strathcona County Transit (SCT) buses.

Information on SCT Routes and Schedules

Download the NEW Commuter Map and Schedule

Local Service

As of June 28, 2024, routes 582 and 583 have been discontinued, and were replaced with Routes 610 and 611 on July 2, 2024. These new routes will be very similar to the current routes, but some adjustments were made to help the routes stay on time.

Download the NEW Local Maps and Schedules

Fare information

When travelling on FST services, all passengers are required to pay a fare, either with cash or with an Arc card or ticket. Each passenger must have their own Arc card or ticket – the same Arc card or ticket cannot be used to pay for multiple people.

For information on how the new system works, please visit myarc.ca.

Please note: All paper tickets already purchased must be used by the end of 2024.

Arc logo

Where to buy:

Standard Adult

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$47.50

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$85.50

Youth (6-18)

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$23.75

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$42.75

*Children under the age of 12 ride for FREE when travelling with a fare paying passenger. Children riding without another fare paying passenger will need to pay a $3.00 one way cash fare starting February 1, 2024.

Young Adult (19-24)

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$47.50

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$85.50

Student (19-24)

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$23.75

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$42.75

Student (25+)

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$23.75

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$42.75

Senior (65+)

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$23.75

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$42.75

U-Pass

The U-Pass is a program offered to eligible students at participating post-secondary institutions and can be used on all transit agencies in the region. The current institutions participating are: Concordia University, MacEwan University, NAIT, NorQuest College, and the University of Alberta.

The U-Pass product is included in Arc and is managed by each institution. Each student travelling using their U-Pass, must ensure they tap on and off the buses and LRT with their Arc/one AT NAIT card. A valid post-secondary student ID card must be presented to authorized transit personnel upon request for proof of eligibility.

U-Pass Validity Dates

  • Fall semester: August 25 – December 31
  • Winter semester: January 1 – April 30
  • Spring/Summer semester: May 1 – August 31

For more information on the U-Pass, students should contact their institution.

Everyone Rides

A low-income subsidy is available to all eligible transit users.

Find out more about the Access for Everyone Program

Local Cash Fare (one way)

$3.00

Arc Local 90-Minute Ticket

$3.00

Arc Local PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$2.50

Arc Local Monthly Cap

$14.25

Commuter Cash Fare (one way)

$5.00

Arc Commuter 90-Minute Ticket

$5.00

Arc Commuter PAYG Flat Rate Fare

$4.50

Arc Commuter Monthly Cap

$25.75

Holiday Service Schedules

Routes 580, 582, and 583 will NOT be in operation on the following days:

2024

  • Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day)
  • Monday, July 1 (Canada Day)
  • Monday, August 5 (Heritage Day)
  • Monday, September 2 (Labour Day)
  • Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Monday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)
  • Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Thursday, December 26 (Boxing Day)

Regular services will be in operation on the following days:

  • Monday, September 30 (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

Trip planning tools

Need help planning your trip or finding out where your bus is in real-time? Try one of the following options:

  • Google Maps – find out which buses to take and if they’re running on time at google.com/maps by using the Directions tool
  • Transit app – download “Transit” to your smart phone and track your bus in real-time
  • Transit 55 – view where your bus is in real-time through any browser at transit55.ca
  • Transit Hotline – call 780-992-6218 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm

FST has discontinued the use of Passio GO.

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. When using our local service, a companion can ride free for helping a person with disabilities. Riders must ensure that their equipment be safely secured aboard FST vehicles.

Service Dogs on Transit

Dogs trained to aid or guide persons with visual, hearing, or other disabilities, are permitted on FST buses.

Service dogs travelling on FST must be:

  • Trained by an ADI (Assistance Dogs International) accredited organization, or
  • Trained by a school that meets the qualifications of the International Guide Dog Federation's standards, or successfully tested through an approved Alberta testing facility (as designated under the Alberta Service Dogs Act)
  • Have training identification (by August 2018, this ID must be provided through the Government of Alberta Service ID card program), and wear a service animal vest and appropriate harness

No fare is required for the dog, but the owner of the service dog must ensure that it is kept clear of the aisle, and that it's under control at all times. Persons travelling on FST with service dogs are encouraged to sit in the priority seating area of our buses, if applicable where there is more room for the animal.

Only service dogs, accredited as noted above, will be considered; other support animals are not allowed on Fort Saskatchewan Transit vehicles or property, unless confined to a cage or approved pet carrier for the duration of time spent on Fort Saskatchewan Transit.

Accessible Transportation Services

Fort Lions Transportation Society (FLTS) 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 fortlionstransportation@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 FLTS who is unable to utilize the existing subsidized taxi service due to a physical disability.

Subsidized Transportation

The Fort Lions Transportation Society works to meet the transportation needs of the residents of Fort Saskatchewan. Those eligible can access subsidized transportation in Fort Saskatchewan and to Edmonton for medical appointments. The current income threshold is $29,285 (single household) and $47,545 (couple household).

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.

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 a local City approved company. Currently, only R&M Signs is allowed to apply all ads on our transit vehicles.

Additional resources

Transit Advertising Policy and Procedure