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Town of Banff ROAM Transit System. ROAM transit consists of: 4 Hybrid buses Nextbus information system Voyager fare boxes Smartcard passes Successful.

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1 Town of Banff ROAM Transit System

2 ROAM transit consists of: 4 Hybrid buses Nextbus information system Voyager fare boxes Smartcard passes Successful Partnerships Well trained drivers ROAM was launched on June 2, 2008

3 The ROAM Hybrid Bus Fleet

4 Consists of two Routes all year long with the doubling up of the major route in the summer months

5 Bus Specifications 4 new NOVA LFS HeV 40ft diesel hybrid-electric transit buses Buses have low-floor accessible Cummins ISL 280 HP engines Allison EP 40 system drive train and disk ABS W/Traction control brakes. Feature novel exterior and interior environmental messaging such as interior panels and exterior bus wraps Each bus is equipped with a bicycle rack and wheelchair ramp

6 Benefits of New Hybrid System Reduction in fuel consumption Significant reduction in emissions Ridership has almost doubled More visitors Park and ROAM Less downtown traffic congestion Enhanced visitor experience

7 How does it all work?

8 Electric power when you need it

9 Lower CO2 Emissions

10 Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

11 What makes ROAM transit system Unique? Fully equipped Hybrid buses No advertising in or on the buses Real time information system LEED Silver Transit Facility Smartcard passes Roam one-way tokens We offer the ability for people to collect change for their fare Successful partnerships

12 All ROAM buses are wheelchair accessible

13 Each ROAM Bus is equipped with bike racks

14 Interior Bus Panels tell stories of Banff National Park animals and the benefits of hybrid buses

15 Nextbus Information System Real Time Information Systems LED display signs at all the major Transit Stops Online accessibility GPS trackers in the buses

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18 LEED Silver Transit storage and maintenance facility

19 Features of Transit storage and maintenance facility Rooftop rainwater collection system that will provide water for bus washing, resulting in water savings estimated at well over a million litres per year building envelope design which, combined with state- of-the-art electrical and mechanical systems, will use about half the energy of a non-LEED building Concrete wall construction, estimated to last 50 years longer than equivalent steel or pre-engineered building Large span, high efficiency windows for natural lighting and significantly more roof insulation for heat retention

20 FARE Logistics Voyager Fareboxes Accepts CAN and USD Coins and Bills Accepts Tokens Accepts Magnetic stripe Cards/Tickets Encodes and dispenses tickets, transfers, day passes, and change receipts Accepts Smartcards/Tickets GPS Tracking (providing better ridership data) Secure Wireless downloads Full colour, graphical, touch screen interface for drivers Multi-line Passenger Display

21 ROAM fares SMARTCARDSONE-WAY TRIP TOKENS Change Receipt Redeemable at a number of downtown locations

22 Transit Partnerships Rimrock Resort Hotel Banff Lodging Company (consists of 9 hotels) Banff Gondola Parks Canada HI Hostel Douglas Fir Resort

23 Success of ROAM Transit System

24 ROAM Ridership Comparison June May 2009

25 45% Increase in Ridership Total Average ROAM2008 June 34,49632,00936,434102,93934,31334,764 July 46,06741,70447,048134,81944,94060,399 August 58,08336,11444,422138,61946,20668,602 September 49,22827,72532,749109,70236,56744,479 October 26,94211,11715,59153,65017,88321,807 November 14,8215,97811,11931,91810,63929,138 December 22,9456,96916,81446,72815,576 34,901 January21,1409,97218,28919,58568,98622,99537, February21,8118,76716,75119,60966,93822,31336,601 March24,4529,84917,41621,49873,21524,40540,389 April22,1126,34113,58417,11559,15219,71725,232 May20,56826,84522,60225,34695,36123,84029,076 Total-->319,396Total-->463,287 %Increase of 45%143,891

26 Award Winning Service 2009 Sustainable Transportation Link to FCM award video

27 New Developments and future expansion

28 Expanded coverage into the RV campground which helped to encourage 15,280 campers to PARK and ROAM since June 1 st, 2009

29 Future Expansions Presently working to create a Regional Transit Authority, which will link up the entire Bow Valley with buses going to: Canmore Sunshine Village Lake Louise Mount Norquay Lake Minnewanka

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