|Rollsigns from Fort McMurray, AB
|Public transit in Fort McMurray began in April of 1980 with a service contracted to Diversified Transportation
Ltd. The service was referred to as either "Fort McMurray Transit", "Wood Buffalo Transit" or on occasion,
"Wood Buffalo Express" in its early history. On April 1, 1995, the city of Fort McMurray was merged with the
surrounding rural municipality to create the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Improvement District 18). In
September of 2011, the system adopted the brand name "Woosh" for the service. On July 1, 2013, the
contract for operations and maintenance was transferred to Tok Transit Alberta Ltd. (Tokmakjian Group). The
contract was to be for 15 years, but was cancelled on May 21, 2015 in favour of in-house operation. For the
most part, transit service is still limited to the original City of Fort McMurray, with limited two days per week
service to Anzac, Janvier and Conklin from Fort McMurray, and starting May 18, 2017, a three month trial
service to Fort McKay, operating on Thursdays only.
|Fort McMurray Transit MCI TC40102A "Classic" #3525 (ex SMMBL,
Santa Monica, CA #5203), still dispalying the rollsign seen here,
is seen in a bus yard in western Calgary on May 1, 2016.
Photo by Ken Baker, used with permission.
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