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Bus Pass Fees

Bus pass fees are changing. On April 28, 2020, the Board of Trustees voted to increase transportation fees for some families. 

To find out how much your family will pay for bus fees, see the fee sheet.

For more information about bus pass fees, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585 or speak to your principal or administrative staff at your school. 

BUYING A BUS PASS

You can buy yellow bus passes and subsidized Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) passes at your child's school each month.

Students who are required to pay a fee for their bus pass must pay the full cost if: 

  • they don’t ride the bus every day
  • they buy the pass mid-month

Yellow bus passes are also valid for use on ETS buses and LRT up to six boardings each month.


APRIL 2021 BUS FEES

Students who are switching between in-person and online learning will pay different yellow bus fees in April since the transition between Q3 and Q4 falls in the middle of the month.

YELLOW BUS RIDERS

If your child is:

  • transitioning from in-person learning for Q3 to online learning for Q4, you will pay $23 for their monthly yellow bus fees for April 1-20
  • transitioning from online learning to in-person learning for Q4, you will pay $15 for their monthly yellow bus fees for April 21-30
  • continuing with yellow bus service and in-person learning for both quarters, you will pay the monthly fee of $38

PURCHASING ETS PASSES FOR APRIL 

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) passes are $60 for a monthly pass. The City of Edmonton does not offer a partial monthly bus pass. Students who are transitioning from in-person learning or online learning for Q4 may want to consider other options instead, such as purchasing single-use tickets from ETS or making alternate arrangements to get to school.

The deadline to purchase April ETS passes is April 15. Students transitioning from online learning to in-person learning for Q4 should contact their school to purchase their monthly ETS pass before April 15.


REPLACING A BUS PASS

A replacement yellow bus pass can be purchased at your child’s school office.

Learn about replacing an ETS bus pass

CARRYING A BUS PASS EACH DAY

Students will be asked to show a valid yellow or ETS bus pass to the driver before getting on the bus.  Please fill in the back of your child’s pass completely and legibly. In the event of an emergency, this information may be used to identify your child’s school and contact person.

FORGETTING A BUS PASS

If a student forgets a yellow bus pass:

  • the driver will allow them on the bus during morning pick up
  • the principal can instruct the driver to allow the student on the bus for end of day drop off

Principals may choose to suspend the transportation privileges of students who consistently fail to show a bus pass.

If a student forgets an ETS bus pass the city bus driver may not allow them to ride.