Transit Open House Draws Harsh Criticism From Residents

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Transit Open House Draws Harsh Criticism From Residents

It was standing room only as a hostile crowd filled into the Kin Centre to hear from BC Transit officials and city staff on the proposed $23 million transit facility at Foothills Boulevard and 18th Avenue.

Close to 250 people attended with the majority opposed to the construction of the facility that will eventually house over 80 buses.

Concerns raised included the location, something residents believe is too close to the greenbelt area.

One question that gained a surprising shock for residents was if BC Transit had a plan-b or plan-c for another facility.

Manager of BC Transit Initiatives Levi Timmermans says there isn’t, and that they have only looked at the proposed site, up for consideration.

Written submisions must be submitted to the city by May 19th, and BC Transit says with funding dollars from the provincial and federal governments for this project, there is a firm timeline on completion set for March 19th.

BC Transit say they will look at these considerations when moving forward.

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