The Calgary Region is well connected to local, provincial, national and international markets and destinations via road (Highways 1 and 2 are the primary east-west and north-south highways), air (Calgary International Airport) plus small municipal airports in the region, and bus (Greyhound and Red Arrow). There is no public rail service to destinations outside the City of Calgary.
Calgary Transit is an advanced public transit network, with extensive bus and light rail service connecting all corners of the City.
ROAM is a local transit service in the Town of Banff. It is the first municipality in Canada to have an all-hybrid electric transit fleet. ROAM provides regional public transit service between Banff and Canmore.
Airdrie Transit is the City of Airdrie's public transportation system that includes local service and their Inner City Commuter Express (ICE). ICE is the Airdrie's transit system connecting Airdrie with Calgary. ICE offers two routes that provide easy access to downtown with transfers via Calgary Transit
The Rocky View Regional Handi Bus Society provides transit service to a several municipalities and areas within the Calgary Region.
The Calgary International Airport is the third busiest airport in Canada, handling over 12 million passengers in 2008, with 30 carriers that provide direct service to over 50 destinations in Canada, the United States, and abroad. Also serving the Calgary Region is the Springbank Airport which focuses on general aviation. Springbank is the sixth busiest airfield in Canada.
Taxi services are available in Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cochrane, Canmore, Banff, High River, Chestermere, Strathmore.
Private sector commuter buses serve the communities of Airdrie, Crossfield, Chestermere, Strathmore (First Student Canada), Okotoks and Cochrane (Southland Transportation).
The local transportation network is catching up to the recent growth experience in the Region. With the development of a ring road and expansion of public transit and Light Rail Transit (CTrain) service, mobility within the Region will be well served.
The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) developed a single comprehensive regional GreenTRIP program proposal to the Government of Alberta. It builds on long term Regional Transit Plan and is integrated with the Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP). It represents stage one (year 1-3) projects proposed for Calgary and area.
CRP GreenTRIP program initiatives include:
Regional and local transit start-ups to build ridership, reduce GHG emission and meet transit objectives in Airdrie, Canmore, Bow Valley (Banff Canmore) & Calgary.