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Ebus hopes to add new routes in B.C. and expand existing ones

Ebus is in the process of gaining approval to expand routes and stops in B.C.
June 06, 2019 - 11:19 AM

KAMLOOPS - Ebus plans to add an additional 14 communities to their bus routes in British Columbia.

A new route from Kamloops could take riders to Prince George, with the ride up Highway 97 stopping in Cache Creek, 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House, Lac la Hache, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Hixon, according to a media release from the company.

An addition to the Kamloops to Kelowna route will include stops in the Shuswap and North Okanagan, including Chase, Sorrento, Salmon Arm, Enderby and Armstrong.

The routes will begin service after determining prices, schedules, stops, and obtaining approval from the Passenger Transportation Board.

According to a spokesperson for Ebus, the posting on the Passenger Transportation Board will be up until June 17, and if no one objects to the proposed routes and stops, the planning will begin.

Ebus says that expanding the Kamloops to Kelowna service should be a easy addition, but beginning the Kamloops to Prince George service will require additional planning and building of a new office.

The company believes it will get approval.

The bus company took over the need for transportation in B.C. after Greyhound halted its operations in November 2018. The bus company was born in 2011 as a more wallet-friendly experience for commuters in Alberta, and continues to expand into British Columbia, the release states.

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