Red Arrow is proud to launch service between Camrose and Edmonton in Fall 2018!
In partnership with the Province of Alberta and the City of Camrose, Red Arrow is excited to help Camrose connect to the rest of the province.
As part of the Province of Alberta's Rural Transportation Program, a project designed to assist municipalities with new and expanded public transportation to rural areas, the City of Camrose has partnered with Red Arrow to provide a new transportation option for its residents. Residents of Camrose will soon be able to take a regularly scheduled shuttle service from several locations in Camrose to several locations in Edmonton and return. The service will operate 5 times a week with 3 round trips between Camrose and Edmonton daily.
The announcement of the service was made today, June 28, 2018 in Camrose.
"Our government made a commitment to try to help people living in rural Alberta with their transportation needs. Whether it is a medical appointment, classes for school or simply a shopping trip, projects like these will help people get from one community to another in a faster and more efficient way. I hope these pilot projects help set a course for expanded projects in the future. " Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation.
“Our council is pleased that our two projects were selected to be part of this innovative rural transportation program. The Camrose-Edmonton shuttle service, provided by Red Arrow and supported by the new ride-share plan, will open up educational, health care, employment, recreation and social opportunities that residents in the city and across the county did not have before.” Norman Mayer, Mayor, City of Camrose.
"The residents in this community have been looking for a service that enables them to easily access healthcare and education services as well as visiting family and friends," says John Stepovy, Director of Business Development for Red Arrow. "We're extremely excited to be a part of this initiative as this new service will not only connect Camrose residents to Edmonton and vice versa, but will allow them to easily access the entire network of Red Arrow routes that span the province."
Located on Highway 13, approximately 70 kilometers southeast of Edmonton, is the City of Camrose, a community of approximately 18,742 people and a regional service center to more than 100,000 people in east central Alberta. The region has some of the richest farmland in western Canada and a robust economy that is also based on industry, manufacturing, retail, health & medical services and education. As witnessed by the five provincial highways, two rail lines and a local airport in close proximity, transportation continues to play a vital role in the community. Camrose has several post-secondary education institutions including the University of Alberta Augustana Campus and the Camrose Lutheran Bible Institute.
Known as “the Rose City”, Camrose is a scenic community with many parks and green spaces, including an extensive park and trail system, sports center, 18-hole golf course, cross-country ski trails, aerobic facilities and a biathlon track. The historical walkable downtown core includes many heritage buildings and a diverse range of shopping opportunities. The City also includes a hospital, extended care facilities and a wide variety of services for those seeking active retirement and the ability to age in place.
Red Arrow Motorcoach:
Founded in 1979, Red Arrow, an operating company of Pacific Western Transportation, has earned the reputation as Alberta’s best choice for inter-city motorcoach passenger service offering transportation to and from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray, as well as several smaller communities. Red Arrow is a proven industry leader in the delivery of safe, comfortable, innovative and customer responsive transportation services.
Our Core Value of Customer Service is exemplified while on board our coaches, ensuring the passenger experience is of the highest standard from the first time they hear of us right up until they travel. Getting our passengers Safely Home is the promise we make to our customers and that commitment to safety lies at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to reinforce our convictions and Core Values with Safely Home as it represents our deepest commitment to Safety and is the ultimate promise Red Arrow makes to each other, to the communities where we operate, and to the public and customers that we value deeply.
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