Standard adult transit riders can now load, tap and go with Arc
The City of Spruce Grove and participating regional transit partners have marked an exciting milestone with Arc, a new fare payment system. As of November 21, standard adult riders can use Arc cards to tap on and off transit buses and LRT across the region, including Spruce Grove, Edmonton, Beaumont, St. Albert and Strathcona County. Leduc and Fort Saskatchewan will offer Arc to riders in 2023.
To commemorate the occasion, representatives from participating municipalities joined standard adult riders in using Arc for the first time at the West Clareview Transit Centre in Edmonton.
The Arc system enables riders to pay for transit when and how they use it. With Arc, riders can:
- Conveniently tap on and off buses (and LRT) without needing to carry exact change or paper tickets and passes.
- Sign up, check their balance and add money to their Arc accounts anytime, anywhere, including online, by phone or at the Border Paving Athletic Centre.
- Load as little as $4 - or as much as they need - to their Arc accounts.
- Pay for transit using credit, debit or cash.
- Avoid paying upfront for a monthly pass, while also receiving the best fare possible through regional price caps. Price capping ensures that once riders reach a daily or monthly maximum amount, they can use transit for the rest of the day or month for free.
The Standard Adult fare group represents general ridership with no eligibility requirements or discounted fare prices. This group now joins the UPass riders and Arc pilot participants who have been using Arc since August 2021. Arc will roll out to other fare groups in 2023.
Until supplies last, complimentary Arc cards will be handed out to riders at Spruce Grove City Hall, the Border Paving Athletic Centre and on-demand local buses. Arc cards are also available for purchase online, by phone at 1-888-302-0001, through Arc fare vending machines and at select retailers. For a list of participating Arc retailers, visit myArc.ca.