The three New Flyer Excelsior coaches are owned by Beaumont and are branded Beaumont Transit. Two buses will be in operation at any one time, with the third bus as a backup. The buses will be rotated through the schedule so that all the buses are used equally. The buses will be used by Beaumont Transit exclusively.
Beaumont has contracted PWTranist Canada to provide the drivers, maintenance and storage of the buses. After consulting with other regional transit providers, PWT was deemed to be the best option for providing bus service to Beaumont. There are several reasons:
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Beaumont’s commuter transit service operates at peak morning and afternoon times from the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre (KNRRC) in Beaumont to the Heritage Valley Transit Centre, and back. The full schedule and corresponding updates can be found HERE.
Beaumont (and surrounding regions) currently use the Transit App. For real time updates, schedules, and to plan trips across the region, download Transit App today (available for Apple and Android operating systems).
Tickets are available during the regular business hours at:
Type of Fare
Free when accompanied by a fare-paying rider
You can pay your fare on the bus with cash. You cannot use a debit or credit card on the bus. You can purchase tickets and 10-packs at the locations listed HERE using cash, debit or credit card.
The Beaumont 540 bus route leaves from the Ken Nichol Recreation Centre and travels to the Heritage Valley Transit Centre. There are also return trips from Heritage Valley to Ken Nichol. See the full schedule HERE.
Unfortunately, bikes are not permitted on the bus because it travels on a highway.
Yes, strollers are permitted on the bus.
Yes, they are wheelchair accessible.
Yes. Ad space and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce at (780) 986-5454 for more information.
The buses will operate in the morning and afternoon at peak times. As ridership increases, additional trips per day may be added. Additional bus stops within Beaumont may be added also.
Beaumont is a growing community and having a commuter transit service is the first step in ensuring full mobility for students, workers and residents of all ages. Transit provides a safe and efficient transportation alternative for all resident of Beaumont and for those who commute to Beaumont for work. We will be a part of the ARC program, and we are currently looking into the need for an On-Demand Transit Service.
If you have specific questions, send us an email at BT@beaumont.ab.ca or call (780) 929-4306. We will respond to you and add your questions and the answers to this FAQ. You can also check out our Beaumont Transit page for full updates for 2021-2022.
Beaumont Transit will now accept U-Pass starting in the Fall of 2021. Full details on the program can be found HERE.