BOLT Transit

BOLT Regional Public Transit provides service to Blackfalds, Lacombe and Red Deer Monday-Friday. BOLT monthly regional card holders may transfer to Red Deer Transit Route 10 to access Red Deer Hospital, Red Deer College, and Bower Mall at no extra cost!

Buses have automated fare boxes. Riders use a re-loadable fare card or exact cash amounts, as drivers can't make change.

Riders must attain their fare card from Red Deer Transit at Sorensen Station between 8 am - 4:30 pm Mon to Fri. A $5.00 fee allows riders to register their card so it can be cancelled and the card balance can be transferred if the card is misplaced.

Riders may then reload their cards each month at:
Blackfalds - Abbey Centre
Lacombe - Mary C. Moore Library
Red Deer - Sorensen Station & City Hall

For detail on CNIB or Attendant ID cards please visit 

BOLT Transit Survey

This survey closed on August 2nd. Thank you to the 300+ respondents who provided their input on how to best prioritize improvement options for this service.

Congratulations to Leona Tubbs who is the winner of the $250 IGA/Sobeys gift card!

The survey data collected will be compiled and analyzed and the highlights will be shared with Blackfalds and Lacombe Councils as well as the BOLT Transit Governance Committee.

Please see the Survey highlights here.

Books on the Bus

BOLT riders can enjoy free reading materials during their commute or anytime! Books for all ages and reading abilities may be taken from the mini libraries on the bus. After you have read the book, share it with family or friends or return it to the bus for others to enjoy.

Donations of new or gently used paperback books can be dropped off at the collection bins at the following locations:

Blackfalds: Public Library, Multi-Plex Arena, Abbey Centre

Lacombe: City Hall, Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex, Mary C. Moore Public Library