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Kelowna transit service costs to rise next year

Costs are rising for Kelowna Regional Transit.
July 24, 2015 - 2:36 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - The cost of providing transit in Kelowna could jump next year, the result of increased service and increased costs.

Conventional transit will cost 7.7 per cent more in the 2015/16 annual operating agreement with B.C. Transit and the Kelowna Regional Transit System. That represents a $700,000 increase from last year, largely due operating costs.

Community and custom transit costs are also rising by $25,000, according to a report to Kelowna council from financial services director Genelle Davidson

It identifies fixed costs, increased scheduled service hours, fleet maintenance and upgrades to traffic signal priority and automatic vehicle locator systems as the main areas of inflation.

Staff are recommending Kelowna city council adopt the agreement at its regular council meeting at 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 27 at Kelowna city hall.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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