Airdrie Transit is a public transit service serving Airdrie, Alberta.
Service consists of three regional transit routes (branded Intercity Express or ICE) operating to and from downtown Calgary, to and from CrossIron Mills/McKnight Westwinds LRT, and to and from the Town of Crossfield, three local routes, a dial-a-ride program providing early evening and Saturday service, and ACCESS Airdrie, a paratransit service.
Airdrie Transit commenced service in 1980 with a minibus and secondhand vehicles.
In 2010, the service underwent a major rebranding and upgrading with new vehicles, and the launch of the two-way Intercity Express service to Calgary. First Canada replaced Cardinal Coach Lines as the contractor for local service, with the City of Airdrie operating and maintaining the ICE fleet.
Route 903 Airdrie-Crossfield was created in October 2015 as a pilot project to extend ICE service north to Crossfield, with the bus then continuing to downtown Calgary. The pilot was unsuccessful and route 903 was cancelled.
Service was reorganized again in 2017. The three local routes were replaced by two routes (1 and 3) operating in a counter-clockwise and clockwise loop respectively around Airdrie, with route 900 operating all day as a north-south spine, with the LRT connection moved from McKnight-Westwinds to Rundle. Pacific Western was chosen as the new contractor for local service.
- 1 South Terminal-Genesis Place-Gateway-8 St
- 3 South Terminal-8 St-Gateway-Genesis Place
- 900 Airdrie-CrossIron Mills-Rundle LRT
- 901 ICE East
- 902 ICE West
- 1 West
- 2 Central
- 3 East
- 903 Airdrie-Crossfield
Airdrie Transit fares are divided into three categories, ICE downtown, ICE zone, and local services.
Airdrie Transit is divided into three facilities. Administration is based out of Airdrie City Hall. The regional Intercity Express fleet is based out of 15 East Lake Hill, a City of Airdrie facility. This facility includes indoor storage and maintenance. Airdrie Transit's local fleet is based out of the contract provider's facility at 2 East Lake Circle. This includes outdoor storage, contracted dispatch and maintenance.
- Address: 400 Main St. SE, Airdrie, AB T4B 3C3
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 403-948-8875
- Website: www.airdrietransit.ca
- Twitter: @AirdrieTransit
Airdrie Transit currently operates a fleet of 14 vehicles. The fleet includes buses for the Intercity Express, Local Transit and Access Airdrie paratransit. Spare buses for local service may be provided by the contractor.
|3700-3702||2010||NFI||D60LFR||Cummins ISL9||Allison B500R|
|3711||2011||Nova||LFS||Cummins ISL9||ZF 6AP1400B|
|3714||2013||Nova||LFS||Cummins ISL 9||ZF 6AP1400B|
|3715||2013||NFI||XD60||Cummins ISL9||Allison B500R|
|3716||2015||NFI||XD60||Cummins ISL9||Allison B500R||
|3723||2018||Nova||LFS||Cummins ISL 9||ZF 6AP1400B||
|3725-3726||2019||Nova||LFS||Cummins L9||ZF 6AP1400B||
|3727-3729||2021||Nova||LFS||Cummins L9||ZF 6AP1400B||
|3730-3731||2021||Nova||LFS Artic||Cummins L9 330||ZF EcoLife (6 speed)||
|V287, V290||2002||Ford/Goshen||E-450/GC II||Ford Power Stroke 7.3L||Automatic||Ex-OC Transpo|
|304-305||Sept. 1970||GMC||TDH-3301||Ex-Calgary Transit 304-305; bought in 1982|
|406, 409||1981||Blue Bird||All Canadian||Ex-Red Deer Transit 7159-7160; bought in 1981.|
|444, 446||1963||GMC||TDH-5301||Leased ETS 444, 446|
|501||Dec. 1979||Flyer||D900||Ex-Calgary Transit 502; bought in 1986|
|2315-2316, 2325||2003||Ford/Corbeil||E-450/Coral||Ford Power Stroke 6.0L||Automatic|
|2327||2001||Chevrolet/Corbeil||4500/Minibus||Ford Power Stroke 6.0L||Automatic||Transferred from school service in Calgary around 2008.|
|2450||2004||Ford/Thomas||E-450/Thomas||Ford Power Stroke 6.0L||Automatic||Used for "Special Needs Transit"|
|2702||2005||Ford/Corbeil||E-450/Minibus||Ford Power Stroke 6.0L||Automatic|
||GM Duramax 6.6L|
||GM Duramax 6.6L||GM|
|3717||2015||Grande West||Vicinity 27.5'||Cummins ISB6.7||ZF 6AP1002B||
Returned to Grande West in 2016, sold to Transit Cape Breton in 2017.
- ↑ Crossfield to Airdrie bus on the way, Rocky View Weekly, retrieved 02/16/2018.
History of Public Transit in Calgary
Airdrie Transit, Calgary Transit, COLT, Red Arrow Motorcoach, Roam, Southland Transportation
Articulated Bus, CNG Bus, Diesel Bus, Light Rail, Motorcoach, Shuttle Bus
Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bus, Gasoline Bus, Passenger Rail, Streetcar, Electric Trolleybus