Proposal for 365-day public transit goes before Kamloops city council, again

KAMLOOPS - A proposal from former Kamloops city councillor Donovan Cavers to offer transit services 365 days a year is back before city council tomorrow.

Cavers put forward the idea to have Sunday transit service levels on Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day at the Oct. 30 city council meeting.

In October he argued 30 per cent of the population in Kamloops does not drive; the current dates with no service are all holidays when having a bus available may help bring families together; and year-round bus service enhances the attractiveness of the transit system, potentially adding new riders therefore fare revenue.

His idea was shot down in 2015 when Peter Milobar was mayor of Kamloops. The estimated cost of such a change at the time would have been approximately $22,000 to $25,000 per day.

The proposal is to be discussed again tomorrow, Dec. 18, at the regular council meeting.


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