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The 2A South Regional Transit pilot project ends March 31, 2021, and service will be discontinued due to low ridership numbers and lack of funding. 

The 2A South Regional Transit is a collaborative two-year pilot project, between the Government of Alberta and the communities of Innisfail, Penhold and Springbrook. The route connects these communities to Red Deer Transit services. The Government of Alberta provided $700,000 in funding from the Rural Transportation Pilot Project program to help launch this transit service in January 2019.

Data collected shows consistently low ridership numbers, with a significant decline in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with a government granted three month extension to the project and some public health restrictions eased, ridership numbers remain low. Funding for the project ends March 31. 

According to Red Deer County Community Services Manager Jo-Ann Symington, “The pilot project served as a real-time test of the demand for ongoing transit within these communities. Based on cost and low ridership, it is not a fiscally responsible option to keep the route in service.”

For more information on transit in Red Deer County, visit

2A South Regional Transit Route connects the communities of Springbrook, Innisfail and Penhold with Red Deer.

March 23, 2020 Please note, 2A South Regional Transit hours and frequency have not changed. Passengers are expected to follow all safety measures of conventional transit service for social distancing.

The following new safety measures are in place to encourage social distancing:

  • All passengers are to enter and exit through the rear door, with the exception of wheel chairs and disabled customers.
  • Every other seat will be blocked off to ensure social distancing between passengers. 

Planning on taking transit over the long weekend? Please note 2A South Regional Transit Service will not operate on Good Friday or Easter Monday. For more information about the Easter weekend schedule or changes to Transit due to COVID-19, visit:

For more information on Maps, Schedules or passes for 2A South Regional Transit, please visit the Red Deer Transit website.

Starting March 2, 2020, the 2A South Regional Transit service will offer new adult, youth, student and senior passes.  The transit project connects the communities of Penhold, Innisfail and Springbrook with the City of Red Deer.  

Prices Effective March 2, 2020 to August 31, 2020






12 Rides


Day Pass


Monthly Pass

Adult (18-64)








Youth (6-17)






(ID Required)










Senior (65+)








$34 GIS Subsidized

Child (5 & Under)

Free (except preschool groups)

Preschool Groups

2 Ride for $2.25


MYRide Cards

$5 charge for initial and replacement cards


2A South Regional transit riders will now be able to purchase MYRide Cards at Red Deer City Hall and Sorenson Station. There is a $5 charge for initial card as well as replacement cards. Note: MyRide is an electronic bus pass than can be loaded and reloaded with the fare type of your choice. Your initial MyRide card is ONLY available for purchase at Transit Customer Service in Sorenson Station or at City Hall Cashiers. My Ride Cards CANNOT BE PURCHASED OR RELOADED at Town of Innisfail, Town of Penhold, or Red Deer County. Conveniently reload your MYRide Cards at locations listed on Red Deer Transit website.

Have questions? Need assistance?

Call Red Deer Transit Customer Service at 403.342.8225 Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

For more information on Maps, Schedules or passes for 2A South Regional Transit, please visit the Red Deer Transit website.

Transit Brochure

Penhold Transit Map

Innisfail Handi-Van