TransitBC looks to Okanagan residents for ideas connecting communities

The Transit Future Team in Prince George, B.C.
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PENTICTON - TransitBC is sending its Transit Future Team to the Okanagan to get feedback from residents on the kind of long-term transit plan they would like in their communities.

This visit is part of the second phase of a new transit plan the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen and TransitBC to make transit more accessible to residents throughout the valley. TransitBC is recording regional growth and demographics among other characteristics of the valley’s regions. It did the same during the first phase of the project last fall and they're coming back this summer to ask communities if they are on target.

The RDOS is working with city personnel, including Mitch Moroziuk from the City of Penticton. Last month he presented new transit schedule options to councillors who have yet to make a decision on which schedule would benefit the community best.

The Transit Future Team is also looking at the most efficient ways to use TransitBC resources in the Okanagan.

They want to make transit more accessible to people travelling through the Okanagan-Similkameen, because right now it is a “barrier” to people, said Lindsay Bourque from the RDOS.

The plan now needs to be approved by the RDOS board. It is expected to be ready for implementation this fall.

The public is encouraged to give their suggestions and thoughts when the Transit Future Team comes to their community.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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