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.
2018 Dates & Locations
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, and the 2017 Calgary Transit meetings facilitated by the CBE at a number schools transitioning to Calgary Transit for the 2017-2018 school year.
‘Get on Board’
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.)
||City Hall/ Municipal Building - 800 Macleod Trail SE|
City Hall School, Plaza Level (beside escalators)
||A fee of $25 is charged at signup but will be refunded if your child attends 100 per cent of the camp. Since spaces are limited, we want to make sure that those who register attend the camp.|
||July 3, 2018|
Learn more about the program and register at: www.calgarytransit.com/news/get-board-travel-training-summer-camp-2018