COLT AND ON-IT INTEGRATED REGIONAL SERVICE

The Town of Cochrane, in partnership with SOUTHLAND Transportation are launching a transit service integration of COLT with an enhanced On-It regional service between Cochrane and Calgary starting this fall.

This innovative public-private partnership will increase local transit capacity and create a robust regional transit schedule that meets the needs of the community. The regional service offers an easy and affordable option for people travelling between Cochrane and Calgary for work, school, shopping, and social activities.

Cochrane to Calgary: 

  • The Station to Brentwood LRT Station/University of Calgary – 7 trips per weekday
  • The Station to Downtown Calgary – 4 trips per weekday

 

Calgary to Cochrane: 

  • Brentwood LRT Station/University of Calgary to The Station – 7 trips per weekday
  • Downtown Calgary to The Station – 4 trips per weekday

To view an interactive map of the routes and locations, visit: COLT & On-It Regional Transit Integration

The COLT and On-It integration aims to connect people from their neighbourhood to the city, and vice versa, at a fraction of the cost of driving. The regional service fares, which include the local COLT connection, will cost:

  • One way trip – $10
  • 10 ticket pack – $80
  • 20 ticket pack – $150
  • Brentwood LRT Station Monthly Pass – $215 (roughly $5.40 per trip)
  • Downtown Calgary Monthly Pass – $270 (roughly $6.75 per trip)

For more information on the enhanced regional service, including routes and schedule, visit: onitregionaltransit.ca

How do I book the service?

Both your local COLT and regional On-It trips are booked through the Ride COLT system as separate trips. To book your trip(s) please:

Download the Ride COLT app on the App Store / Google Play

Use the Ride COLT booking webpage: https://book.ridecolt.rideco.com/#/, or

Call our COLT call centre: 403-851-5995

By booking through the Ride COLT system, you are able to reserve your space on the bus and get real time location updates on your bus.

What is the service schedule and frequency?

The regional On-It service operates Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) with 11 trips between Cochrane and Calgary per day.

Cochrane to Calgary: starting from Cochrane’s new transit and innovation hub, “The Station,” transit riders can connect to Calgary on the following routes:

The Station to Brentwood LRT Station/University of Calgary – 7 trips per weekday

The Station to Downtown Calgary – 4 trips per weekday

What are the regional routes and where are the regional stops?

The On-It regional routes and corresponding regional stop locations will be available soon.

How can I connect from my home to The Station for my regional trip?

The local COLT service has been integrated with the regional On-It service schedule, so COLT buses will arrive and depart from The Station 5 minutes before and after the regional On-It bus arrives at The Station. Using COLT, riders can connect from The Station to their home, work, or their desired location in Cochrane.

The regional On-It pass includes the COLT fare during regional service hours, Monday to Friday 5:45am – 9:30am & 3:00pm – 8:00pm.

Why do I have to book the two service separately?

At this time, the COLT and On-It trips need to be booked separately to allow for better data collection, which allows us to adjust the services based on user needs. We are working with our software provider RideCO to develop an integrated trip with one booking.

Where do I buy my regional On-It passes?

Regional passes can be purchased through On-It’s online ticketing system here: onitregionaltransit.ca/colt-on-it-integrated-service

At this time passes cannot be purchased in-person or through the Ride COLT app. Passengers must verify their regional pass with the bus driver for their local and regional trip.

The regional On-It pass includes the COLT fare during regional service hours, Monday to Friday 5:45am – 9:30am & 3:00pm – 8:00pm.

How much does it cost to use the regional service?

The regional service fares, which include the local COLT connection, costs:

  • One way trip – $10
  • 10 ticket pack – $80
  • 20 ticket pack – $150
  • Brentwood LRT Station Monthly Pass – $215 (roughly $5.40 per trip)
  • Downtown Calgary Monthly Pass – $270 (roughly $6.75 per trip)

Is it one ticket to use both COLT and On-It?

The regional On-It passes include the COLT fare during regional service hours, Monday to Friday 5:45am – 9:30am & 3:00pm – 8:00pm. Passengers must verify their regional pass with both their COLT and On-It bus drivers.

On-It monthly pass has two different rates for Brentwood vs. Downtown Calgary. Why are these different?

The Brentwood monthly pass is a lower cost than the Downtown Calgary monthly pass because of the shorter distance traveled to Brentwood. Also, Downtown Calgary monthly pass holders can still use their monthly pass for the Brentwood route, which allows for a midday trip and later departure in the morning/evening.