Smithers and Moricetown are the first communities to sign a partnership to support BC Transit service along Highway 16.
The deal is part of the provincial government’s $5 million Transportation Action Plan. The plan was developed to improve safety for travellers along the highway, by reducing the need for hitch hiking.
John Rustad, the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation said, “these expanded bus services will offer a safe, reliable, and affordable transport option for residents – whether they are connecting with family and friends, going to school or work, or participating in recreational activities.”
The new bus service will run six days each and start up in January. The province has committed to re-establishing bus service from Prince George to Prince Rupert.