BOLT Transit Service
Our new NOVA buses are quite innovative, being built with lighter components and having engines that are cooled by electric fans. These features will provide fuel savings of between 12 to 18%, making the fuel consumption similar to that of a hybrid bus.
The 40-foot buses will accommodate 38 passengers and provide a relatively quiet ride, given that the vehicles exceed the industry requirements for noise level testing.
Stainless steel is the material that the buses are made of, so they will last longer than traditionally-constructed buses. Also, side impact plates have been installed, which will provide superior protection for passengers in the event of a collision.
The BOLT buses are all fully accessible, with a superior ramp system that has a 1:6 ratio, compared to the 1:4 ratio in older models, and the low-floor bus has a kneeled step height of 10.6 inches. These features will ensure ease of access, and provide safe, convenient transit travel for all passengers.
Bike racks will be installed on the front of our buses and can accommodate 2 bikes at any time throughout the year on all routes. Please watch for future detail and instruction on loading and unloading of bikes.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions - transit offers a simple way for you to do your part for the environment
Transit has great potential to save you money - reduced parking, fuel, and vehicle maintenance costs
Stress free commute/safety - let a professional worry about the driving
Your transit pass is a tax deductable - use the bus and grow your tax return
Free Wifi access provides opportunity for increased productivity - check your emails and get a jump start on your work from the comfort of the bus
Improved mobility for youth, post secondary students, seniors, and low income residents - increased options for getting to school, shopping, and work.
Bike & Ride Program
Bolt Transit has a great way to keep you and the environment healthy!
Bike racks are installed on the front of all Bolt Transit buses and are available for use all year round on all routes. Two bikes can be transported at a time while the customer rides on the bus. There is no extra charge for this service.
Loading your bicycle
- As the bus approaches, have your bike ready to load. Remember to remove water bottles, pumps or any loose items that may fall off.
- Let the operator know that you're loading your bike. For safety reasons, the driver cannot get off of the bus to help you. However, he or she can give you further instructions.
- For your own safety, always load and unload your bike from the passenger side of the bus (the side closest to the curb) rather than from the driver side.
- Pull down to release the folded bike rack. You can do this with one hand so that you can hold your bike with your other hand.
- Lift your bike onto the rack, fitting the wheels into the slots. Each slot is labelled to let you know where your front and rear wheels should go. Remember to load your bike in the outside slot first.
- Raise and release the support arm over the top of the front tire. Be sure the support arm is resting on your bike tire and not on your bike fender or frame.
Unloading your bicycle
- Remember to let the Operator know that you need to unload your bike.
- Raise the support arm off of your bike. Move the support arm down and out of your way.
- Lift your bike out of the rack.
- Fold up the bike rack if there is no other bike in it.
Benefits of Bike & Ride
A regular ride will help to keep you in shape, as well as save you money on parking, gasoline, insurance and car maintenance. Biking and busing also reduce traffic congestion and preserve our environment.
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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
Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
Town of Blackfalds Civic/Cultural Centre
5018 Waghorn Street
Riser Pond Outdoor Skating
Town of Blackfalds Riser Pond Outdoor Skating
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