Roam

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Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission, branded as Roam, is the transit operator in Banff and Canmore, AB. At it's inception, it was Canada's first all-bio-diesel-electric-hybrid bus service. It has since acquired clean diesel buses, which run exclusively on diesel.

The service, along with its standard bus stops, features 10 specialty stops with LED displays for notification of when buses will arrive. As well, an electronic fare system issues receipts which can issue random coupons and prizes.

History

Banff Transit was rebranded as Roam on June 2, 2008 with an upgraded network, infrastructure, and new hybrid buses. On April 21, 2011, the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) was established to provide regional transit within the Bow Valley area. The first regional route, connecting Banff and Canmore, began service on December 3, 2012. Local service within Canmore began operating on November 1, 2016, and seasonal shuttle service to Lake Minnewanka was added for Summer 2017.

Routes

http://roamtransit.com

  •   1 - Sulphur Mountain
  •   2 - Tunnel Mountain
  •   3 - Banff-Canmore Regional
  •   4 - Cave and Basin (Friday-Sunday, summer only)
  •   5 - Canmore Local
  •   6 - Lake Minnewanka (summer only); one bus operated by Roam and the other bus operated by Southland.
  •   7 - Banff Centre
  •   8S - Lake Louise / Banff Scenic
  •   8X - Lake Louise / Banff Express
  •   9 - Johnston Canyon
  • 10 - Moraine Lake Express

Fares

https://roamtransit.com/fares/

Roster

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission/
Hybrid system
Notes
1001-1002, 1004 Roam 4-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISL Allison EP40 System Unit 1003 destroyed by fire in 2014 and retired.
1005-1006 Roam 5-a.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Entered service on December 3, 2012.
1007-1008 Roam 8-a.jpg 2012 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOF26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
1011-1012 Roam lynx-a.jpg 2016 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins ISB6.7 ZF 6AP1002B
1013-1014 Roam black bear-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
1015 Roam 1015-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
1017-1019 Roam 1019-a.jpg 2018 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
1021 Roam Winter Fox-1021-a.jpg 2018 Grande West Vicinity Winter Fox livery.
1022-1024 Roam 1023-a.jpg 2019 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B
1026-1029 Roam 1027-a.jpg 2019 MCI D45 CRT LE Cummins ISX-12 Allison GEN V First production units of this model
1030-1033 Roam 1033-a.jpg 2021 Proterra ZX5 40’ 2x 205 kW hub motors Eaton EEV-7202 2-speed


Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Hybrid system Notes
3 Roam 3-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISL Allison EP40 System Destroyed by fire in 2014.
1020 Roam trout-1020-a.jpg 2007 ElDorado E-Z Rider II MAX Cummins ISB Allison B300R Ex-Calgary Transit 1612; purchased in 2018.

References

  1. June 2018 agenda. Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission. 13 June 2018.

External links

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History of Public Transit in Calgary

Current
Operators

Airdrie Transit, Calgary Transit, COLT, Red Arrow Motorcoach, Roam, Southland Transportation

Modes

Articulated Bus, CNG Bus, Diesel Bus, Light Rail, Motorcoach, Shuttle Bus

Past (incomplete)
Operators

Calgary Municipal Railway, Calgary Transit System

Modes

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Bus, Gasoline Bus, Passenger Rail, Streetcar, Electric Trolleybus

Future
Operators

Okotoks Transit

Modes

Street-Running LRT