August 7, 2018 - 8:32am
August 7, 2018 - 8:30am
Saskatoon Transit has partnered with the Saskatoon Ex to offer free Transit service to Superpass holders during the week of the Exhibition (August 7-12). Superpass holders can ride free every day on regular Transit routes to and from the Exhibition grounds by showing their Superpass when entering a Saskatoon Transit bus.
In addition, any child 10 and under (no Superpass required) will be able to ride to and from the Ex for free all day Wednesday, August 8th. Seniors can ride free to and from the Ex all day Thursday, August 9th.
Some easy ways to get to the Ex on Saskatoon Transit are:
Route Name Location
Route 1 Exhibition / City Centre Downtown Terminal to Prairieland Park
Route 4 City Centre University to Downtown Terminal
– Transfer to Route 1 or 19
Route 8 8th Street / City Centre Centre Mall to Broadway Ave. & 8th St.
– Transfer to Route 1 or 19
Route 19 Centre Mall / City Centre Downtown Terminal to Lorne Ave. & Ruth St.
Route 19 Centre Mall / City Centre Centre Mall to Lorne Ave. & Ruth St.
Route 60 Confederation / University Confederation Mall to Downtown Terminal
- Transfer to Route 1 or 19
Route 65 Kensington / University Confederation Mall to Downtown Terminal
Residents are encouraged to use the app called Transit on their mobile device to plan their trip to the Saskatoon Ex. For more information please contact Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100.
August 2, 2018 - 9:07am
August 2, 2018 - 9:00am
Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to the Alabama concert at SaskTel Centre is available at the following times:
Post event drop-off is at the downtown terminal.
Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.
Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.
July 19, 2018 - 10:04am
July 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Starting today, the intersection at 115th Street and Forest Drive and adjacent roadways will close for 6 weeks to allow for watermain rehabilitation. This is phase one of a three phase project that also includes road rehabilitation work.
Signage has been in place as construction crews laid temporary water lines in advance of the road closure. Project phasing and advance work is being done to limit the impact on road users and residents.
This necessary work will cause traffic interruptions. Sidewalk and parking restrictions will be in place around the construction zone for the duration of the project. Detour signs will be in place directing road users around the work zone, but road users are advised to expect delays.
This construction will also impact Transit routes. Route 26 will detour 115th Street from Berini Drive to Spruce Drive and Routes 4, 27, 43, 44, and 45 may be impacted due to increased traffic flow on Attridge Drive. Check for Service Alerts on your route on SaskatoonTransit.ca/service-alerts or on your mobile device using the app called Transit.
For more details on construction projects, refer to the Road Restrictions and Construction Projects interactive map. Daily detour updates can be found at saskatoon.ca/servicealerts or by following @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter.
June 26, 2018 - 10:05am
June 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Starting Sunday, July 1, 2018 several significant adjustments will go into effect on Saskatoon Transit routes to better serve customers. Feedback from our customers is important to us and was collected in the form of an online survey and public and internal consultations in the spring. Feedback received has been reflected in the route updates.
Transit customers are encouraged to learn about the route changes before they take effect on July 1. An overview of the affected routes is available on postcards obtainable from drivers and at the Customer Service Centre in the downtown terminal. New schedules are available at SaskatoonTransit.ca/2018-Service-Changes or by phoning the Customer Service Centre at 306-975-3100.
All changes are made in an effort to move to a model based on higher frequency, to better meet the needs of citizens. By offering high-frequency service along main corridors like ten-minute frequency on Preston Avenue and Attridge Drive to Nelson Road/Lowe Road, Saskatoon Transit can provide a more convenient and quicker daily commute, drastically reducing wait and travel times and improving reliability.
On July 1, the following routes will be affected:
Customers can plan their trip with the updated schedules and real-time tracking on July 1 using the app called Transit. Citizens are encouraged to plan their trip in advance and review updated schedules before travelling. Saskatoon Transit will also be updating bus stop signs with new route numbers.
June 25, 2018 - 1:20pm
June 25, 2018 - 1:15pm
Saskatoon Transit has chosen the winners of its first Student Art Contest. The contest was open to all grade 3 and 7 students in Saskatoon.
“In an effort to create a greater sense of community we decided to host a Student Art contest, where the winner’s artwork would be displayed on our buses throughout the summer,” said Jim McDonald, Director, Saskatoon Transit. “Working with both school boards, we decided grades 3 and 7 would be most appropriate based on the theme of Active Transportation.”
Grade 7 students, Nimarta, Nicoletta, and Zehua from Sylvia Fedoruk School and Mrs. Liebrecht’s grade 3 class from College Park School are this year’s best of show winners. The winning pieces were chosen by a member of Paved Arts based on how well they reflected the “Active Transportation” theme. These pieces were selected from 130 entries from 19 schools.
“The opportunity to share art with the community reinforces to children and youth the joy art brings to others,” said Lisa Fleming, Superintendent of Education for Saskatoon Public Schools. “Art creates a sense of belonging and appreciation for creative expression. Thank you to Saskatoon Transit for inviting our children to share their gifts with the greater community.”
The winning artwork will be displayed on the side of Saskatoon Transit buses travelling across Saskatoon for the months of July and August and will receive $375 from our prize sponsors, UFCW 248P & UFCW 649, My Private Wealth, and Galon Insurance.
“Both students and teachers had fun with this initiative,” said Scott Gay, Superintendent of Learning, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. “Anytime our partnerships can provide tools to teach students in a new and unique way, it helps keep the classroom environment interesting for students. And learning more about active ways to get around in our communities is positive from the perspectives of sustainability and health and wellness. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
“We hope to turn this contest into a tradition that helps promote the use of public transportation,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit.
June 22, 2018 - 12:14pm
June 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
Saskatoon’s annual Pride Parade will begin winding through downtown at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd. Parking and road restrictions will be in place along the entire parade route starting at 11:00 a.m.
From Kiwanis Park, the parade will move from Spadina Crescent, west on 24th Street, south on 4th Avenue, west on 22nd Street, south on 1st Avenue, and east on 20th Street before ending at 3rd Avenue South and 19th Street.
Saskatoon Transit will have minor route changes and temporary bus stops in place during the Pride Parade from approximately 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Downtown Terminal bus stops will operate as normal except for Route 6, 60 and 65 which will have temporary bus stops located on 3rd Avenue southbound, north of 23rd Street. Route 6 Broadway/City Centre and Route 1 Exhibition/City Centre will service downtown via the University Bridge.
For specific bus stop closure information and up-to-date details check the Transit App. Customer Service is also available at 306-975-3100.
The City of Saskatoon proudly supports Pride Month and the annual Pride Festival celebrating diversity and raising awareness.
June 8, 2018 - 9:07am
June 8, 2018 - 9:00am
Information on public transportation to the SaskTel Centre for public events can be found on the Saskatoon Transit website, under Plan my Trip and Popular Destinations!
For game 3 of the 2018 NLL FINALS on Saturday June 9th, buses will leave the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre at the following times for the pre-game rally at 4:30 p.m. and ball-drop at 7:30 p.m.:
Saskatoon Transit provides transportation to all public events at SaskTel Centre. Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted.
Experience the convenience of using public transit.
June 1, 2018 - 10:52am
June 1, 2018 - 10:45am
Saskatoon Transit is piloting a new bus route that will improve access to many medical and health facilities throughout the city. Route 808 pilot will run on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. starting June 1, 2018.
“Saskatoon Transit, along with the Saskatoon Council on Aging and the Saskatoon Health Authority, recognized a gap in our current network,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “Access to some medical and health facilities on our existing routes sometimes requires our riders to walk long distances. We are running Route 808 as an attempt to make those buildings more accessible.”
Route 808 will service the following facilities every 45 minutes:
Route 808 will provide Access Transit customers with an alternative transportation option to attend medical appointments.
If the pilot route is determined successful based on customer feedback, it may become permanent. Customers will be able to use the Transit mobile app to plan their trip and view the route map and times at SaskatoonTransit.ca/route-and-schedules.
June 1, 2018 - 8:28am
June 1, 2018 - 8:30am
Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to SaskTel Centre tomorrow night, June 2, 2018 at the following times:
Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip), transfers and passes are also accepted. For more information please visit the Saskatoon Transit website.
Experience the convenience of using Transit to attend all your favourite events.
May 30, 2018 - 3:19pm
May 30, 2018 - 3:15pm
Saskatoon Transit’s first Student Art Contest closes Thursday, May 31. Grade three and seven students must submit artwork representing Active Transportation to their teachers by the end of the school day, and teachers must email submissions to Saskatoon Transit at transit.services@Saskatoon.ca by 5:00 p.m.
One winner from each grade will be chosen to have their art displayed on City transit buses throughout the summer.
Grades three and seven were chosen by the school boards to participate in the contest because they both discuss public transportation as part of their curriculum.
Transit is often an overlooked mode of Active Transportation which includes other options like cycling, walking, car sharing, taxis, and car-pooling. Watch for the winners and art to be revealed at the end of June.