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Using Your Transit System

When does the bus run?

The bus runs Monday to Friday, 7:30am – 5:50pm

Where does the bus run?

The fully accessible Community Bus provides service between the communities of Edgewater, Radium, Invermere, Windermere, Fairmont and Canal Flats in the Columbia Valley.

Fares

Click here for the cash fare.

Bus Stops in Rural Areas

In rural areas along Highway 93/95 where there are no designated bus stops, the bus can be flagged down along the route.

When you want to catch the bus, find a safe location along the route and wave the bus down. A safe location is one where visibility is good and where the bus can easily pull off the road, such as a driveway or postal box area.

Make sure you are visible, especially when it's dark. Carry a flashlight or stand in a well-lit area.

To get off the bus, let the driver know ahead of time where you want to get off, and they will find a safe place to pull over as close to your requested stop as possible.

Safety on the Bus

Please remain seated when the bus is in motion. Do not put your arms or elbows out of the window. Do not bring combustible materials such as wet-cell batteries and gasoline containers onto the bus. To request a stop, pull the bell cord in time for your driver to be able to stop safely.

Getting off the Bus

After leaving the bus, wait until the bus pulls away and you have a clear view of any oncoming traffic before you cross the street. To get off the bus in rural areas with no designated bus stops, ask the driver to find a safe place to stop.

Appropriate Attire

  • For safety reasons, drivers will refuse service to passengers not wearing shirts and footwear.
  • The bus is a great way to get to and from the beach, lake or pool, but please make sure your clothes are dry when boarding.

Passenger Responsibility

Please be ready to travel a few minutes before your scheduled pick-up time. Have your fare ready when you get on the bus.

If you are using a wheelchair, be sure it is equipped with a lap belt.

If you are using a Walkman or other portable music player, please keep the volume down.

Be Patient

If the bus is a few minutes late, please be patient. This is a shared-ride transit service, which makes it difficult to be precisely on time for each pick-up. But if the bus is more than 15 minutes late, please call the transit office to find out what's going on.

Lost and Found

If you lose something on the bus, call Lost and Found at 1-877-343-2461. If you find something on the bus, give it to the driver, who will deliver it to Lost and Found.

The Columbia Valley Transit System staff will keep articles in Lost and Found for up to 14 days, then send the articles to a charitable organisation.

Lost items will be returned to you by bus.

  

Columbia Valley Transit System

TRANSIT INFO: 1.877.343.2461

 

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