Beginning today, March 6, until March 29residents of communities in the Grande Prairie area are invited to share their ideas and perspectives on a regional transit network. 

The Grande Prairie Regional Public Transportation Study is a collaboration between the County of Grande Prairie, the City of Grande Prairie, and the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith and Wembley. The study will explore combining the region’s existing various independent bus and shuttle transit routes into a single service that will be more efficient, reliable, and convenient.  

“We want to know how a more robust network can improve inter-community connectivity and make transit accessible to everyone in the region,” says Kathleen Turner, Director of Family and Community Support Services for the County of Grande Prairie 

In addition to seeking feedback from community members, the project team will be engaging with current transit service providers, local governments, and First Nations.  

"We are gathering input via surveys, in person conversations, and online feedback,” adds Turner.  

“It is important that we hear from as many people as possible, including what is already working well, and what can be improved. We are focused on determining a solution that is right-sized for our communities and improves how existing resources are used.”  

The project team, led by WATT Consulting Group, will hold open houses to start conversations with the public. Attend one of the following locations to provide your feedback or head to to access the survey and learn more about the study. 

Grande Prairie Regional Public Transportation Study Open Houses
Tuesday, March 12 9:00 am - 10:30 am Hythe Hythe Public Library, 10013 100 St. 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Beaverlodge Beaverlodge Public Library, 406 10 St. 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Sexsmith Shannon Municipal Library, 9917 99 Ave.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Clairmont Community Centre, 9819 100 Ave.
Wednesday, March 13 9:30 am - 11:00 am Wembley  Wembley Recreation Centre, 9831 97 St. 

Information will also be sent out via community groups and paper surveys will be available at local municipal offices and public libraries.  


Media Contact:  
Kathleen Turner  
Family and Community Support Services Director