Next Steps To Highway 16 Transit Service

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV

BC Transit says its moving into the final stages in the development of a plan to provide bus service along Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert.  It’s released a report that summarizes the results from it’s public consultations which took place over August and September.

While it says the public is generally pleased with the proposed routes and fees, some service options still need fine tuning.  Once that is done, an implementation plan will be written.

Prince George to Prince Rupert transit service is part of the Province’s $5 million Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan.  As part of the plan, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is spending $1 million to provide safety features including bus stop shelters and video cameras.

Originally, the Ministry of Transportation expected the first buses would be running by the end of the year.  BC Transit says it’s continuing to work towards that goal.

Photo: BC Transit

Photo: BC Transit

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