Council has passed the first three readings of a new operating agreement with BC Transit. It will add 2,500 more hours of transit to the city’s system. That includes buses on weekends and statutory holidays.
“Students are obviously very, very happy about the increased services on Saturday’s. That gives them a lot more freedom to get up to the campus, go to the library,” says Erik Searle, President of the Northern Undergraduate Student Society. “But it also helps them connect with other buses, which allows students to get around town a lot better.”
Some of the changes include:
*Saturday services expansion,
*A new route to run between the Spruceland Exchange and the downtown,
*Improved efficiency in the Heritage area,
*Sunday-level service on Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Boxing Day and Family Day (no service on Christmas or New Year’s Day),
*Sunday service will run one hour earlier and one hour later.
The changes reflect an impact of $49,924, which is slightly less than the anticipated impacts.