Developing a model of alternative transportation for seniors

MARD, with the Honourable Lori Sigurdson of the Ministry of Seniors and Housing, announce the recipients of funding to develop a sustainable regional model of alternative transportation for seniors. The successful recipients were the West Yellowhead Region and the Sturgeon Region.

UAlberta to lend expertise to help with alternate transportation for seniors

MARD will help two Alberta rural communities develop driving models for older adults unable to drive themselves.

At-risk driver program comes to Pincher

MARD is conducting a pilot project in Pincher Creek aimed at enhancing transit for older adults and the disabled.

MARD is committed to improving the safety, mobility, and support of medically at-risk and medically impaired drivers and all road users.

The mission of MARD is to enhance the safety and mobility of individuals who no longer drive due to illness or disability or who choose not to drive because of age-related changes.
The vision of MARD is transportation safety and mobility for all Albertans.
To continue to conduct leading edge research that will enhance the safety and mobility of individuals who no longer drive due to illness, disability, or age-related changes and to disseminate the findings from our research to our government and community-based partners.

To collaboratively create and translate new and innovative knowledge.

To implement and evaluate innovative solutions that support the transportation safety and mobility of our target audiences.

To develop and disseminate educational materials that inform and promote community engagement on issues related to transportation safety and mobility.

To develop knowledge, solutions, practices, and services that recognize and address the differences in transportation mobility between rural and urban communities.

News! Routes Replacing Greyhound Bus Service in Alberta

CTV News Edmonton reports that Greyhound ceased operating in Alberta as of October 31st, 2018. A number of companies are providing transportation to fill the gap including:

1. Northern Express. Routes in Northern Alberta: between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, high level, Peace River and Cold Lake.

2. Cold Shot Bus Services. Routes in Northern and Central Alberta: from Edmonton to Jasper, Calgary, Lloydminster, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie.

3. Red Arrow. Routes to Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, Calgary and Lethbridge.

4. Ebus. Routes to Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Fort McMurray.

5. Camrose Connector. Routes between Edmonton and Camrose, beginning at the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton and ending at Augustana Campus in Camrose.

Please click here to see maps and to read more.


Unmet Transportation Needs of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities in Alberta

In each of the reports below, you can learn what older adults and Persons with Disabilities have to say about their unmet transportation needs. The reports are free to download and share. Click on the links below.


North Zone

Edmonton Zone

Central Zone

Calgary Zone

South Zone

Persons with Disabilities/Rural/Urban AB

Ongoing MARD Projects

Remote Regional Alternate Transportation for Seniors Project

MARD is pleased to be working with Big Lakes Family and Community Services on the development and implementation of a Big Lakes County Rural Transportation service. Congratulations!


Community of Practice

The Assisted Transportation Network of Alberta is a community of practice developed by the Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council and the Medically At-Risk Driver Centre with the goal of bringing together people who are committed to improved assisted transportation services in Alberta.

For more information and to become a member, visit the ATN Alberta website: 


Transportation Toolkit

MARD, in collaboration with a number of stakeholders including the Ministry of Seniors and Housing, has developed a Toolkit to assist municipalities and community organizations in building and sustaining an Alternate Transportation for Seniors (ATS) service in their region or community. 

To access the contents of the Toolkit, just click on the image below.