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BC Transit looking at adding more hours of service

BC Transit is planning the introduction of 2,500 new service hours in Prince George following public consultations last fall.

The proposed expansion in September 2017 will be funded through a partnership between the City of Prince George, the province and BC Transit.

The recommendations suggest using the new hours to provide additional service on Sundays and statutory holidays. The recommendations also include minor route changes to improve efficiency, provide schedule consistency, and decrease travel time on some routes. The recommendations are subject to final approval by the city.

“City council wants to ensure there are sustainable, efficient, and effective transportation options for residents and visitors in Prince George, and enhancing the reliability and frequency of public transit is part of our strategy,” said Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. “By establishing the most seamless transit experience possible, we are helping to achieve this goal.”

The recommended use of the new hours was created using information from public consultations in October 2016. The consultation included an online survey with 450 responses, and in-person feedback at transit exchanges and Talktober events hosted by the city.

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