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B.C. transit will extend bus services to Tk'emlups te Secwepemc boundaries

KAMLOOPS - The City of Kamloops and B.C. Transit will be expanding bus services to Tk’emlups te Sepwepemc boundaries beginning this September.

B.C. Transit, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and city staff have been working together since last June to negotiate and formalize a community transit partnership agreement to provide transit services within Tk’emlups boundaries, according to a City of Kamloops media release issued today, June 11.

“Today, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, the city of Kamloops and B.C. Transit met on Tk’emlups te Secwepemc land along the new route to begin service in September for the joint public signing of the community transit partnership agreement,” Deven Matkowski with the city says in the release.

The transit agreement is a five-year term. Tk’emlups te Secwepemc will be responsible for operating costs within its boundaries and the city of Kamloops will retain full authority for setting fares. The revenue will be shared in a manner representative of actual revenue generated within respective boundaries, the city says.

"We are proud to support the partnership between the City of Kamloops and Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc to create this new connection for people and communities in the Kamloops Transit System,” Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit interim president and chief executive officer says. "The new route will help us provide safe, effective, and efficient transportation to residents of Tk'emlúps te Secwepemc and Sun Rivers."

The new transit route is scheduled to launch in the early fall.

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