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Full driver door coming to Kelowna buses

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June 14, 2020 - 5:00 AM

Kelowna passengers will soon see buses equipped with full driver doors designed to protect the health and safety of BC Transit operators.

Retrofits on the first four buses in the Kelowna Regional Transit System will get underway in the coming days, according to a media release from BC Transit. The installation process will not impact service in the city, according to the release. 

The full driver door is a movable barrier situated to the right of the driver’s seat near the fare box designed to increase protection for drivers and includes a piece of transparent piece of laminated tempered glass with anti-glare coating and metal base

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"The full driver door installations on the remaining buses in the system will take place over the coming months, replacing the current vinyl panels installed as protective barriers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community and handyDART buses are currently equipped with vinyl panels," according to the release.

Altogether, 633 buses will be retrofitted with the new doors across 34 transit systems in the province. All future new buses in the fleet will arrive with the door pre-installed.


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