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More transit hours in the works for Kamloops

May 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Riding the bus may become a little more convenient if B.C. Transit makes good on a commitment to expand hours of service in the Tournament Capital over the next few years.

Riders of the city’s handyDART program will be first to see increased service later this year, with more hours to come for regular bus service in 2017, according to information received by the City of Kamloops. More than one-third of the city’s routes would be affected, with increased service and revised routing.

A new custom bus and 1,250 more hours for handyDART service are due in September 2016 and another 2,000 hours the following September as part of an agreement between the city and B.C Transit. In September 2017 regular service is expected to expand by 3,000 hours, along with a new regular service bus.

In September 2018, another 3,000 hours is expected to be added to the regular schedule. Details aren’t firm yet and the agreement isn’t guaranteed.

Expanded operation hours were promised in 2014 but halted in 2015 when the province froze funding.

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