If you see bright white, 20-passenger buses passing through Lacombe, they’re the newest bus line to serve the community.
Beginning in August, Cold Shot bus lines has expanded services through Lacombe on Hwy. 2A from Edmonton to Calgary.
“We’ve added the run after stepping into the breach created by Greyhound’s departure last October 31,” says Sunny Balwaria, Cold Shot president.
“We believe that local businesses and passengers will appreciate the convenience to ship and travel with an Alberta-owned carrier along the Highway 2A corridor to Calgary.
“We have local depots for freight and passengers in 11 communities between Edmonton and Calgary, so, you can travel and ship to communities as near as Ponoka or Red Deer, or as far away as Airdrie or Leduc.”
The moves come as part of Cold Shot’s policy to provide convenient service, along with quality service, for lower costs.
Their rate-lowering strategy utilizes comfort-customized 20-passenger shuttle buses, rather than expensive coaches. “By using smaller buses, we are able to pass on savings to our customers,” says Balwaria. “Passenger and freight customers benefit from rates that are 35 to 45% lower than any competitor.”
As well, for passengers, Cold Shot offers a unique rewards program that gives frequent passengers a free ticket for the sixth ride, in addition to having the lowest fares.
Cold Shot has also introduced a new, user-friendly online ticket system. “Our system makes it easier for passengers to plan and purchase tickets,” he says, “And we ensure that real people are available to provide our services, rather than automated interfaces.”
For more information, Cold Shot has two dedicated web sites and a Facebook page:
Passengers at: www.coldshot.ca,and for
Freight Customers at: www.coldshotca.com