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.
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.
- 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
|1001-1002, 1004||2008||Nova Bus||LFS HEV||Cummins ISL||Allison EP40 System||Unit 1003 destroyed by fire in 2014 and retired.|
|1005-1006||2012||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins ISL9||ZF 6AP1400B||Entered service on December 3, 2012.|
|1007-1008||2012||Chevrolet/Arboc||4500/SOF26D||GM Duramax 6.6L||GM 6L90 6 speed automatic|
|1011-1012||2016||Grande West||Vicinity 30'||Cummins ISB6.7||ZF 6AP1002B|
|1013-1014||2016||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins ISL9||ZF 6AP1400B|
|1015||2017||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins ISL9||ZF 6AP1400B|
|1017-1019||2018||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins L9||ZF 6AP1400B|
|1021||2018||Grande West||Vicinity||Winter Fox livery.|
|1022-1024||2019||Nova Bus||LFS||Cummins L9||ZF 6AP1400B||
|1026-1029||2019||MCI||D45 CRT LE||Cummins ISX-12||Allison GEN V||First production units of this model|
|1030-1033||2021||Proterra||ZX5 40’||2x 205 kW hub motors||Eaton EEV-7202 2-speed|
|Fleet number(s)||Thumbnail||Year||Manufacturer||Model||Engine||Hybrid system||Notes|
|3||2008||Nova Bus||LFS HEV||Cummins ISL||Allison EP40 System||Destroyed by fire in 2014.|
|1020||2007||ElDorado||E-Z Rider II MAX||Cummins ISB||Allison B300R||Ex-Calgary Transit 1612; purchased in 2018.|
- Bus Drawings and Photos
- Personal notes and sightings
- June 2018 agenda. Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission. 13 June 2018.
History of Public Transit in Calgary