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First Link of New BC Transit Service on Hwy 16 To be Operational January

Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 5:55 AM

Smithers, B.C. – The new  transportation service between Smithers and Moricetown  should  be up and running  in January.

The two communities are the first to sign on for the inter-community  BC Transit service that is aimed at provided safe, affordable transportation along the Highway 16 corridor.

The new service will run six days a week and will  complement existing  service between the Hazeltons and  Smithers  which   will  also be increased from the current two days a week service  to three.

Moricetown’s Band Chief,  Duane Mitchell  says  residents have always made Smithers the  place to go for  shopping and medical  needs ” Improvement in transportation will ensure safety for our residents and also open new opportunities for
education and employment. We look forward to working with the Town of Smithers to move forward in our relationship.”

.The Highway 16  BC Transit plan  would link communities  from Prince George  to  Prince Rupert.  Bus shelters have already been installed  in  some communities along the route.



What is the frequency of service? Hourly? Once a day? Twice a day?

This will have little or no effect on hitchhiking which was one of the recommendations of the Opal report. So while it will help residents of the isolated small communities gain better access to services it does nothing to prevent more highway of tears incidents from occuring which was the whole point. Was it not?

You are correct Sparrow. I wonder if they will track ridership !

    I wonder how many times that bus will pass hitchhikers on the highway, and will they stop to pick them up?

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