transit

Transit service: Penticton to Kelowna AAP

From time to time BC Transit does a study and decides this or that route would be worth establishing. Recently, BC Transit decided a Penticton-Kelowna route would make sense.1  This is good news for the South Okanagan because BC Transit (read: taxpayers in the rest of British Columbia) heavily subsidizes rural transit routes.  I don't have the exact numbers on hand, but think of the cost of each ride being allocated roughly in this way:

  • BC Transit pays 50%
  • local taxpayers pay 40%
  • riders (through their fares) pay 10%

 

Transit review: Open House on 20 June, 2011

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The RDOS is hosting a Transit Review open house:

Westbench Elementary School Library
Monday 20 June 2011
drop in anytime between 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

See the full ad here and please pass it along to anyone who you might think is interested.

 

Transit

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The West Bench had a bus route at some point in the past (I believe in the 1980s) but the service was discontinued due to underutilization.  Much has changed since then, including an aging population, increased costs of operating a vehicle, and new educational opportunties at Okanagan College and UBCO. So we are revisiting the issue.