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Public Transit
Dial-a-Bus

Saskatchewan Abilities Council (SAC) Tel: (306) 782-2463

An innovative transit service is available to the citizens of Yorkton, called the Yorkton Community Dial-a-Bus.  The essence of Dial-a-Bus is convenient, personalized transportation, tailored to meet the needs of the individual.  This personalized service is made possible through the use of a central dispatch centre which takes your call, and dispatches the bus to the stop you require when you need it.

"In October 2011, the City of Yorkton and Saskatchewan Abilities Council (SAC) entered into an agreement to integrate transit operations in the City to acheive greater efficiency and effectiveness in the transit system."

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST

Here's how it works:
The Dial-a-Bus Dispatcher will schedule a bus at the stop you desire.  You can take a short walk from most areas of the city to the bus route and the stop that you have requested.  The bus will then pick you up, and drop you off at your desired stop.  The bus operates on two routes covering the north and south halves of the City.  If you are shopping downtown, you can always catch the bus at the Transit Center on the hour and half hour.

For your convenience, the bus will also stop at both the Hospital (Stop #10) at 5 minutes past the hour and at the Parkland Mall (Stop #72) at 40 minutes past the hour.

Using the Dispatch - Call (306) 786-1789:
The bus service has been designed to operate on a fixed route, but on a varying schedule.  To plan a trip on the bus, you have to learn how to request a bus to be dispatched to your closest stop. Just follow the instructions below and you'll be getting around the city in no time!

  1. Find your location on the map, and the stop number where you want to be picked up.

  2. Find your destination on the map and note its stop number.

  3. Call the Dispatch Centre at (306) 786-1789 and tell the dispatcher which stop you want to be picked up from, as well as which stop you want to be taken to.

  4. The dispatcher will tell you the approximate time that the bus will arrive at your stop.  Please note, that the times are approximate, so be at your stop about five minutes early.

  5. There is NO Dispatch after 5:00 p.m. CST on weekdays, but rides can be prebooked or messages can be left for the bus driver.

That's all there is to using the Dial-a-Bus.  When you want to call for your return trip, just call the dispatch centre again, and follow the same procedure.

Email Dispatch:

  1. Email dialabusdispatch@outlook.com to make multiple bookings for the times you require throughout the week.

  2. The dispatch office will check the email bookings once per day, Monday thru Friday at 8:00 am and Saturday at 9:00 am.

Click here for a detailed map of the bus route.

Frequently Used Stops
North
South
Queen Elizabeth/Victoria Court  #46 Independent Manor #6
Clement Court # 51 Jubilee Crescent  #6A
Parkland Mall  #72 Hospital  #10
4th Ave. South Transit Centre  #40 SIGN  #31
  4th Avenue South Transit Centre  #40

2014 Rates:

Monthly Passes are available at City Hall.

Ticket Books and Cash Fares can be purchased from the Bus Driver.

Monthly Passes:
Seniors (65+)/Adults $60.00
Students (16 and under) $30.00
Ticket Books:
Seniors (65+)/Adults (20 tickets) $55.00
Students (20 tickets) $27.00
The cash Fare is:
Seniors (65+)/Adults $3.00
Students $2.00

Bus Stops:
The Yorkton Community Dial-a-Bus stops only at designated bus stops.  Inform the driver of your destination as you enter the bus.

Etiqutte:
Public transit is just that, transportation for everyone.  In order to make everyone's trip more pleasant, we ask that you abide by the Transit Bylaw and respect others' right to enjoy their trip.  For this reason, we ask that you follow a few rules when riding the bus:

NO:
...Smoking
...Food or Drink
...Loud Radios or electronic Devices
...Loud or Boisterous Behavior
...Pets (except guide dogs)
...Wearing of scented products

How YOU can help US:
We're trying our best to ensure that your experience with the Dial-a-Bus service is as convenient and pleasant as possible.  We hope that you will use the service often and that you will help us to improve.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the Dial-a-Bus service, assistance is available by phoning (306) 786-1730.  Please remember that the vehicle operators are not able to address your comments.  Their full attention is required for the safe operation of the vehicle.

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