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Video cameras, protective driver doors to be installed on Kamloops transit buses

A passenger boards a B.C. Transit bus equipped with a new barrier to protect the driver in this undated submitted photo.
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July 08, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Kamloops transit drivers will be operating behind full protective doors starting tomorrow.

Retrofits on all conventional fleet buses in the Kamloops transit system begin July 9, according to a B.C. Transit news release.

Video cameras will also be installed and passengers will not be impacted by the installation, 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 of the drivers. It includes a transparent piece of laminated tempered glass with anti-glare coating and metal base. The full driver door windows can be adjusted to account for sight lines associated with different seat positions," the release reads.

READ MORE: Full driver door coming to Kelowna buses

The installations will take place during the next two weeks and will replace the current vinyl panels that were installed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community and handyDART buses will continue to have the vinyl panels.

In B.C., 633 buses will be retrofitted with full-driver doors across 34 transit systems. New buses will already have the doors installed upon arrival.

For more information, visit BC Transit's website here.

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