Community Shuttles (Cutaway Minibuses)

In 1987, Calgary Transit launched it's Community Shuttle pilot project in the communities of Edgemont/Hawkwood, Martidale/Taradale and Shawnessy/Millrise. The purpose of running small shuttle buses was to provide cost effective transit service to new communities. Today, community shuttles are used for the same purpose; additionally they provide service to many feeder bus routes during evenings & weekends.

Historically, community shuttle routes have been given numbers in the 400's. However there are now many expections to this trend as it depends on the time of day and week. Some new routes that have started as community shuttles have also been given route number's not in the 400's.

All community shuttle buses that Calgary Transit has operated are listed in the below table with a few exceptions. The first 11 buses were 1987/1989 General Motors Van 30 models with the numbers 1951-1961, these were leased from Cardinal Coach Lines and returned in 1991/1994. In late 2007 and 2009, Calgary Transit took delivery of 24 Eldorado EZ Rider-II 30ft. buses. These buses are used on Community Shuttle runs, but have their own gallery on this website.

All Community Shuttle buses with the exception of some earlier ones are powered by diesel engines and not gasoline. Seating, the majority of Calgary's Community Shuttles, excluding the GMC Van30, Thomos Minitour and Thomas Vista have 21 passenger seats.

NOTE: Many of Calgary Transit's shuttles are commonly refered to as "Crestline", Crestline is a DISTRIBUTOR of various buses built by other companies.

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Chassis Body Year Fleet Number Thumbnail
Ford E350 Thomas Minitour 1993-1995 1962-1980
Ford E350 Giradin Minibus 1995 1901-1905
Ford E450 Overland ELF 1996/2000 8502-8513
Internaional Thomas Vista 1996 1930-1939
Ford E350 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
1997 1981-1989
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
1998 1940-1961
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
2000 1990-1995
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
2001 1901-1925
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
2002 1801-1817
Ford E450 Corbeil Coral 2003 1818-1821
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
2004 1822-1839
Ford E450 Goshen GC-II
(Dist. by Crestline)
2005 1840-1862
Ford E450 Eldorado National Aerotech
(Dist. by Crestline)
2006/2007 1863-1884
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Mobility 2009/2010 1701-1721
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Freedom 2011 1722-1793
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Freedom 2012-13 1794-1823
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Freedom 2013 1824-1834
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Freedom 2013/2014 1835-1844/1845
Chevrolet Express 4500 Arboc Freedom 2015 1846-1880
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