To help improve service, a temporary transit vehicle has been added to our fleet for a few days. Look for the white bus with the Community Access Program Provider decal on driver-side door.
Note: This is not a new Community Access Vehicle.
Unfortunately, one of our transit vehicles is still undergoing repairs and will be out of service until Wednesday. This will affect peak daytime periods on weekdays and may result in some service delays on Monday and Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to get the fleet fully operational.
Unfortunately, two of our transit vehicles are currently undergoing repairs today, which may result in service delays. We apologize for the inconvenience and are doing everything we can to get the fleet fully operational as soon as possible.
As of January 1, 2023, transit fares are as follows. Remember that the more rides you purchase in advance, the less you pay! Thank you for continuing to use the Okotoks On-Demand Transit service!
- Single Trip Fare (online only) - $3.50
- 10 tickets (paper & online) - $31.50
- 25 tickets (online only) - $74.50
- 50 tickets (online only) - $140.00
- 75 tickets (online only) - $197.00
- 100 tickets (online only) - $245.00
- 5 years & under – FREE
As part of the 2022 budget that was approved on December 13, the Town of Okotoks is pleased to announce that Okotoks Transit service will be expanding to seven days a week beginning January 1, 2022. This will allow Okotoks residents more mobility options and also aligns with the Town’s Social Wellness Framework to ensure Okotoks is a safe and connected community.
Monday to Friday service hours will be 5:30am - 11:30pm, increasing the service window by 30 minutes each day. Sunday and stat holiday service (except Christmas Day) will also be implemented. The hours for Saturday, Sunday and holidays will be 6am - 11:30pm. “Okotoks residents and Transit users have consistently expressed their desire for transit service hours and days to be increased. We are thrilled that we are able to offer this and to be able to provide an extra level of service to our community,” said David Gardner, Town of Okotoks Transit Specialist.
Okotoks, AB: Okotoks Town Council and administration are pleased to announce that the Okotoks On-Demand Transit program has been awarded the prestigious Minister’s Award for Municipal Excellence in the Service Delivery Innovation category.
“Receiving this award reinforces and recognizes the hard work and commitment that went into creating an innovative initiative; the first curb-to-curb on-demand shared public transit service of its kind in Canada,” said Deputy Mayor Florence Christophers.
“On behalf of Okotoks Town Council and administration, I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in the Okotoks On-Demand Transit program on winning this significant award. I commend you on your efforts and am so thrilled for your success. I also offer congratulations to the other winning municipalities: the City of Medicine Hat, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the Towns of Devon and Bruderheim,” said Christophers.
Since 2002, the Minister’s Awards for Municipal Excellence program has encouraged municipalities to share their successes by recognizing accomplishments in the provision of municipal services in Alberta. Each year, municipalities, whether individually or in partnership with other organizations, highlight promising initiatives, new and unique approaches to issues, streamlined processes for existing practices and creative community partnerships. To learn more about the awards and this year’s winners, visit https://www.alberta.ca/ministers-awards-for-municipal-excellence.aspx.
The Okotoks Transit service aligns with Council’s commitment to provide residents with sustainable, flexible transportation options, and increases the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.
The service, which launched on December 2, 2019 and operates Monday through Saturday from 6am to 11:30pm, has significantly improved the everyday lives of residents Okotoks. The program provides a customer-first service, increasing the ability for residents to move more freely around town, including youth, seniors, those with differing abilities, as well as residents who prefer not to use personal vehicles. It is also more cost-effective for a smaller town than a traditional fixed-route system. To date, the service has completed over 52,000 passenger trips at a consistently high service rating of over 96 percent. The Town is deeply committed to ensuring the transit program’s continued success. To accommodate demand, a fifth vehicle is expected later this year. Finally, our goal, as part of the Town’s Environmental Master Plan, is to grow local access to transit and increase transit trips by 25 percent by 2033.