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Calgary Transit Orientations

The majority of high schools students and many others in Grades 6-9 use Calgary Transit to get to and from school each day. The more you know how transit works, the more enjoyable your trip will be! 

Check out the Calgary Transit First Time Rider Guide for everything you need to know about taking transit.

My Transit Ride

The Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Catholic School District and Calgary Transit offer a program called "My Transit Ride" for Calgary middle or high school students transitioning to Calgary Transit and their families. We are excited to offer this safety training and transit orientation to increase students’ comfort level and ability to ride Calgary Transit safely and efficiently.

2019 Dates & Locations

July 18
Sessions from 3-7 PM
July 25
Sessions from 3-7 PM
Aug. 1
Sessions from 3-7 PM
Bowness High School
4627 - 77 Street NW
Register
Nelson Mandela High School
45 Saddletowne Circle NE
Register
Centennial High School
55 Sun Valley Blvd SE
Register

 

My Transit Ride will require registration using Eventbrite.

The sessions run every half hour between 3 and 7 p.m. and will take approximately one hour. The orientation sessions will include different stations for families to visit to learn more about route planning, fares, how to ride the bus or CTrain, safety features, rider etiquette and much more. Calgary Transit staff will be available to answer your questions.

This orientation was developed in response to families' suggestions as a part of the 2015-16 CBE transportation engagement. The training mirrors My 1st Ride​, a yellow school bus safety orientation program.

 


 

Get on Board – Travel Training Summer Camp

Every year, Calgary Transit partners with the CBE and the Calgary Catholic School District to host the "Get on Board" Travel Training Summer Camp. The camp will help give your child the confidence and knowledge to ride transit.

Qualifications to participate in the training camp:

  • Does your child have a mild to moderate disability?
  • Is your child between the ages of 11 – 18?
  • Has your child not used public transit in the past or is fairly new to using transit?
  • Is your child self sufficient or able to bring an aide to accompany them?
  • Does your child have the ability to recognize some words related to transit? (Help, button, station, names of routes, etc.)
 
Location:    City Hall/ Municipal Building - 800 Macleod Trail SE
City Hall School, Plaza Level (beside escalators)
Cost:   A fee of $25 is charged at signup but will be refunded if your child attends 100 per cent of the camp.  As spaces are limited, we want to ensure those who register attend the camp.
Dates:

Deadline:  
8 sessions offered between July 15 and Aug. 22, 2019.

July 3, 2019

Learn more about the program and register using this Calgary Transit form​ 

 
 

 Contact Us

 
​Calgary Transit Service

t | 403-262-1000


Transportation

t | 403-817-7433

e | transportation@cbe.ab.ca


 

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