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Transit Master Plan


​Current Status
​Time line

​January 2016 - May 2017


Project Update

February 12, 2018

The Transit Master Plan was discussed and received at a Community Issues Committee meeting.

View the Transit Master Plan

July 17, 2017

​The Transit Master Plan was presented to City Council on July 17, 2017. It has not yet been formally adopted by Council but was scheduled come back to City Council on August 28, 2017 for consideration. The Transit Master Plan was subsequently referred to be discussed at a Community Issues Committee meeting in early 2018.

March 23, 2017

Through research and consultation, short term and long term future transit network plans have been developed. 

Face-to-face community engagement about these proposed transit networks. 

  • March 28 - University of Lethbridge (11 am to 2 pm)
  • March 29 - Lethbridge College (11 am to 2 pm)
  • April 10 - Lethbridge Seniors Citizens Organizations (10 - noon) rooms A&B
  • April 11 - Norbridge Seniors Centre (2 - 4 pm) Multi Purpose Room

October 12, 2016

In conjunction with other City projects, the Transit Master Plan held a public engagement session during 100K day. Visit the 100K day page to view presentations and to take a short survey.




August 15, 2016

Residents have an online forum to provide their thoughts, ideas and feedback on the future of transit services in Lethbridge.

As part of the Transit Master Plan, the City of Lethbridge has launched a community engagement website to the public.

Participants could sign in to the site, learn about the project goals, view information from past engagement sessions and give their thoughts on a variety of questions. The online option gave people the freedom to come to the site, look around, review plans, past feedback and leave comments 24/7.


June 16, 2016

Community Engagement Session #1



Envisioning the Future


May 31, 2016

The Transit Master Plan will hold a Community Engagement Session to provide information on the Transit Master Plan project and to gather feedback from the public. This is the first of several in-person and online engagement opportunities. This event will involve interactive conversations and an exchange of ideas around the future of transit services in Lethbridge.

Community Engagement Session
Thursday, June 16, 2016
4:30 - 7:30
City Hall Foyer

Presentation in Council Chambers at 5:15 p.m.

About the Project

The purpose of the Transit Master Plan is to review the City of Lethbridge's conventional and specialized transit services and prepare a strategic service plan which will provide clear direction for improvements to be implemented within a 20 year timeframe. 

The plan will include a review of the current service, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvements in keeping with best practices including route revisions, service standards revisions, transit infrastructure requirements and strategies to increase ridership.


The project scope includes the following elements:

  • Plan Foundation and Background Research

  • Stakeholder Consultation

  • Route Rationalization/Terminal Analysis

  • Evaluation of Service Standards and Planning Processes

  • Financial Analysis

  • Development of Optimized Service Delivery Strategies

  • Implementation Plan

  • Project Schedule


Lethbridge Transit operates an extensive public transit system with 42 buses over 11 routes covering an area of 125 square kilometers and carries over 1.2 million riders per year.  The current fleet is comprised of 100 per cent fully accessible 40-foot buses. Each unit is equipped with an electronic fare box and mobile data terminal which communicate with our computer aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location systems. The average age of the fleet is eight-and-a- half years in service, five to seven buses are slated for replacement over the next three years.

Lethbridge Transit also operates a specialized transit system, Access-A-Ride (AAR).  AAR currently operates 22 buses providing 115,000 door-to-door rides per year for 2,700 active clients with cognitive or physical disabilities.  AAR carries approximately 30 passengers per hour on average and travels over 930,000 kilometers per year.

Contact Information

Conrad Westerson