‘Highway 3 Connector’ route to begin service April 15

Medicine Hat – SOUTHLAND Transportation Ltd., in partnership with the City of Medicine Hat, is excited to announce a new route, which will connect Medicine Hat to Lethbridge, stopping at the communities in between.

The Rural Transportation Pilot Project was designed to assist municipalities by expanding public transportation to rural communities.

The Highway 3 Connector will stop in Redcliff, Medicine Hat, Seven Persons, Bow Island, Burdett, Grassy Lake, Purple Springs, Taber, Barnwell, Coaldale and Lethbridge. The service will operate five times a week with two round trips between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this project,” said Kit Clark, Operations Manager with SOUTHLAND Transportation. “This service means residents in rural communities have a new option to get from point A to point B.”

“This pilot project is all about helping connect residents in small communities with our community and with Lethbridge, to get them where they need to go,” said Simon Amos, Manager of Community Access with the City of Medicine Hat.

The service is set to begin on April 15. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, April 1. Discounts will apply to seniors and children 12 and under. Bookings can be made online by visiting highway3connector.ca, and over the phone by calling 1-877-3674993.

SOUTHLAND Transportation will be offering the service free of charge for the first two weeks.

SOUTHLAND Transportation Ltd. has operated school, charter, commuter, and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan for over 45 years.
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For media inquiries, please contact:

Simon Amos

Manager Community Access

City of Medicine Hat


Kit Clark

Operations Manager

Southland Transportation Ltd.