BOLT - Blackfalds On-demand Local Transit

Welcome to the new Blackfalds On-demand Local Transit (BOLT), the local on-demand service with service to Red Deer North!

UPDATE Dec. 8, 2020: Due to new COVID-19 restrictions BOLT will only take up to 4 people at a time.

As per Bylaw 1253.20, face coverings will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces, which includes all places of business and public transportation.

Ride for Free on Earth Day!

The Town will be offering BOLT service rides free of charge on Clean Air Day, June 2.

We hope to bring more awareness to the benefits of reducing greenhouse gases through taking public transit!

Took book a ride, please follow the process below.

Pick-Up On-Demand App

BOLT is powered by the Pick-Up On-Demand (RideCo) App which is available for download on Google Play and the Apple Store.

To book your BOLT ride, download the Pick-Up On-Demand App (by RideCo) today!

 Download on the App Store   Get it on Google Play

BOLT Route, Fares and Map

BOLT is a two-year pilot program that delivers a more efficient and flexible transit rideshare service model that features one 7-passenger van with one wheelchair accessible seat and lift.

Please note due to COVID-19 bus restrictions the Bolt bus will only take up to 4 people at a time.

To access the new on-demand system, users can download the mobile app (see above), or call 403.885.BOLT (2658) directly to request a bus at a specific stop at a specific day and time (during service hours).

Buses can be requested up to two weeks in advance, or within minutes.

Fare Type Price
Single One-way* $2.50
Monthly Pass (Adult 18-64) $60
Monthly Pass (Senior 65+) $35
Monthly Pass (Student 6-17) requires Student ID $35
10 Ticket Booklet* $20
Children (Aged 5 and under) FREE

*As of December 14, BOLT tickets are only available for purchase at the FCSS building. Riders are encouraged to purchase tickets online if they are able to.

* Tickets and passes must be pre-purchased and are available at the Town Office (5018 Waghorn St) or the Abbey Centre (4500 Womacks Rd).


Drivers do not accept cash fares.

See complete BOLT Map, Schedule and Fares.

BOLT Frequently Asked Questions

How to BOLT under COVID-19 Restrictions?

Blackfalds On-Demand Local Transit (BOLT) will be operating within CUTA guidelines. Once transit demand increases, so will shared ridership.

For your safety, the safety of fellow passengers, and of riders after you, we ask that you please wear a mask/ face covering during your time on the vehicle. More...

Have more questions? See our FAQ sheet.

How many vehicles does BOLT run?

The Town recently purchased one (1) 7-passenger van and features one (1) wheelchair accessible seat with lift.
Future units will be purchased as necessary.

The Town of Blackfalds contracted Prairie Bus Lines to provide transit drivers, take bookings and provide a secondary vehicle at an hourly rate (if needed). More...

Have more questions? See our FAQ sheet.