BOLT Transit Service
Improvements Coming to BOLT Transit
During the first year of transit operation recommended changes to service levels were identified. To meet requests from the public, riders, & Red Deer Transit, a new BOLT route & schedule including the following improvements will be implemented on Nov. 1, 2015.
The west loop of the Blackfalds local route will be extended with a stop by the Iron Ridge Junior Campus & the Abbey Centre and another stop further west on Westbrooke Rd.
Riders will be able to arrive in Red Deer prior to 8 am providing better connections with Red Deer Transit to get to school or work. Pick up times later in the day will also better align with high school schedules.
Three bus stops in Lacombe will be relocated for increased passenger safety & accessibility and two new bus shelters will be installed to increase rider comfort when waiting for the bus.
A pilot program from Nov. 1 2015 - Nov. 1 2016 will allow BOLT monthly regional pass holders to transfer to Red Deer Transit Route 10 to access Red Deer Hospital, Red Deer College, & Bower Mall at no extra cost.
In mid-November 2015 BOLT Transit will be introducing automated fare boxes on the buses & replacing paper passes with re-loadable cards. Riders will need to attain their original card from Red Deer Transit at the Sorensen Station between 8 am - 4:30 pm Mon to Fri. The initial $5.00 fee allows riders to register their card, so it can be canceled & the card balance can be transferred, if the card is misplaced.
Riders can reload their cards each month at:
Blackfalds - Abbey Centre
Lacombe - Mary C. Moore Library
Red Deer - Sorensen Station & City Hall
Details on CNIB or Attendant ID cards can be found at www.reddeer.ca/city-services/transit
For information on advertising on BOLT Transit buses | benches | shelters contact Reid Signs at 403.350.1667 or email@example.com
Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
Town of Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
5018 Waghorn Street
Centennial Park Update
CENTENNIAL POND LOWERING - NOTICE: The Town is lowering the water level at Centennial Pond temporarily to allow the stumps to be removed. Please use CAUTION around construction crews in the area during month of September.
Starting September 19, 2013, Crews will be working in Centennial Pond this week and next week removing stumps and deadfall along the north side of the pond. Residents using the pond must obey signage and watch for heavy equipment in the area. We appreciate the patience of residents and visitors during the Centennial Park/Pond upgrades.
The new playground equipment on the northeast end of the park has been installed and work is ongoing.
The developer has installed the majority of the large storm water lift station and forcemain along the east side of the pond to control water levels and will be fixing the surface work and installing the underground pumps at the end of the month.
Cutting down and removing the visible portion of the cattails in the wet areas including the cattails in the pond, around the pond and on the west side opposite the pathway is 90 percent completed, the contractor will come back in September to finish around the edges of the pond. The west portion of the low lying wet area (west of the pathway) has been clean up and is being dried out to ensure no cattails will grow in the future, topsoil to be placed in September.
The Town has been lowering the pond and the contractor was scheduled to be removing the deadfall trees and stumps this week along the north section of the pond, but due to birds nesting in the area this work has been re-scheduled to September 9th based on the Biologist's report and the migratory bird act.
A portion of the existing asphalt path from the bridge on the south side to the east will be replaced and the landscaping features will be constructed at this time as well. These features include new grass, trees, shrubs, bat and small bird areas and defined nesting areas.
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION - CENTENNIAL PARK REHABILITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
A public information session was held on March 6th, 2013, where information was presented with a focus on the rehabilitation and enhancement work happening this year at the park, as well as potential future development in the park. CLICK HERE to view the information that was presented and view maps of the area.
For more information, please contact the Town at 403-885-4677.
Centennial Park Outdoor Skating
Town of Blackfalds Centennial Park Outdoor Skating
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