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New bus service looks at routes to Kamloops and Salmon Arm

A new bus service could soon be running between Prince George, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm.

Ebus BC is hoping the Passenger Transportation Board will approve its application to serve two new regions in BC – Salmon Arm and Prince George. The company has been operating in the province for the past seven months and says the new routes will add 14 communities to its current routes.

Ebus started in 2011 as an option to the luxury Red Arrow brand, which has been serving Alberta for 40 years. In late 2018, Ebus also announced its expansion into B.C. as well as Fort McMurray and adding two additional daily departures between Edmonton and Calgary.

The Salmon Arm route will be an addition to its existing run between Kamloops and Kelowna, providing service to Chase, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Enderby, and Armstrong. The Prince George service will be a new route from Kamloops, heading up Highway 97 through Cache Creek, 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House, Lac la Hache, Williams Lake, Quesnel, and Hixon to Prince George.

The company is currently working on stop locations, schedules, and pricing, with a goal to launch service as soon as possible after receiving approval from the Passenger Transportation Board.

Ebus and Red Arrow are divisions owned and operated under the Pacific Western Group of Companies, the largest privately-owned people transportation enterprise in Canada. With four divisions of business, motor coach, employee transportation, student transportation and transit, the company offers transportation services across the country.

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