Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission | Roam Transit

The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) was formally established on April 21, 2011.

The BVRTSC is a government agency, made up of the towns of Banff and Canmore and Improvement District #9, and is authorized to provide public passenger transportation services in the Bow Valley.

The BVRTSC has assumed responsibility for Banff’s popular local Roam transit service and has initiated the regional Roam service between Canmore and Banff (Fall of 2012).

Plans for the next four years are to enhance existing transit services and to introduce new ones. The draft 4-year business plan currently includes.
  • The introduction of regular transit service connecting Canmore and Banff and Lake Louise.
  • The introduction of seasonal transit service to some popular camping, hiking and points of interest destinations in the Bow Valley between Banff and Lake Louise and to the Lake Minnewanka area and the Moraine Lake areas.
  • Enhancements to the local transit service in Banff.
  • Winter seasonal service from Banff to area ski resorts.


2017 to 2020 Strategic and Business Plan
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission 2017-2020 Strategic and Business Plan (PDF – 834KB).



2017 Approved Operating and Capital budgets.
Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission 2017-2019 Approved Operating Budget (PDF – 242KB).

Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission 2017 Approved 10 Year Capital Plan (PDF – 500KB).


Commission Bylaws
Commission Bylaws (PDF-425kB)



Objectives of the Commission:
  • a) To provide and coordinate local and regional transit services within the service area
  • b) To attract more transit users; and
  • c) To contribute towards improved air quality and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions



Mission
It shall be the mission of the BVRTSC to:
  • Create new and enhanced transit services that are part of a regional transit system that would enhance the experience of existing riders and attract new riders and visitors to the Bow Valley Region;
  • Increase the share of local and regional trips completed on transit within the Bow Valley Region;
  • Enhance the transit customer’s experience in using transit and their knowledge of the Bow Valley Region;
  • Provide integration between local, regional and seasonal transit services;
  • Provide excellent customer service to transit passengers;
  • Improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector;
  • Reduce deaths and injuries on local and provincial roadways; and
  • Raise the local and international awareness of the sustainable transit mobility options within the Bow Valley region.

Monthly Meeting
Agenda and Minutes.

2017
January 11, 2017 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

February 8, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

March 8, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

April 12, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

May 10, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

June 14, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

July 12, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

August 9, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

September 13, 2017 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

October 11, 2017 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

November 8, 2017 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

December 13, 2017 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

2016
January 13, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

February 10, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

March 09, 2016 Regular Meeting CANCELLED
Agenda
Signed Minutes

April 13, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

May 11, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

June 08, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

July 14, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

August 10, 2016 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

September 14, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

September 28, 2016 Special Budget Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

October 20, 2016 Regular Meeting CANCELLED
Agenda
Signed Minutes

*Note Revised Date
November 03, 2016 Regular Meeting @ 2:00PM
Annual Organizational Meeting Immediately Following

Agenda
Signed Minutes
Signed AOM Minutes

December 14, 2016 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

2015
January 14, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

February 11, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

March 11, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

April 8, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

May 13, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

June 10, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

July 8, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

August 26, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

September 9, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

October 14, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

October 14, 2015 Annual Organizational Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

November 19, 2015 Regular Meeting
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Signed Minutes

December 09, 2015 Regular Meeting
Agenda
Signed Minutes

2013
2012

Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission Board of Directors


Davina Bernard Chair Councillor, Improvement District #9
Sean Krausert Vice Chair Councillor, Town of Canmore
Joanna McCallum Board Director Councillor, Town of Canmore
Karen Sorensen Board Director Mayor, Town of Banff
Corrie DiManno Board Director Councillor, Town of Banff
Dave Schebek Board Director Councillor, Improvement District #9

Non-Voting Representatives


Alex Kolesch Manager, Land Use, Policy & Planning Parks Canada

BVRTSC Administration Lead


Martin Bean Chief Administrative Officer BVRTSC

The BVRTSC Board of Directors regular meeting is held monthly, at 2pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at the Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission Customer Service Centre office in Banff. Members of the public are welcome to attend the board meetings.
Please confirm all meeting dates and times under the 'Monthly Meeting Agenda and Minutes' listing at the top right of this page.