PG Transit Celebrates 50 Years
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Transit celebrated a special milestone in B.C.’s northern capital this morning.
The company celebrated 50 years of continuous service in Prince George by donating two new heated bus shelters to the city.
Once completed, both will be located on Fifth Avenue.
“They will be fully enclosed when finished,” said Mike Colborne, CEO and chairman of the Pacific Western Group of Companies. “They’re going to have lights and will be the first heated shelters in all of northern B.C.”
Why heated shelters?
“We thought, what are the ways that we can give back to the community to help support ridership, to help support the people that have supported us over the years,” he said. “And we brainstormed and that’s the best thing we could think of.”
Colborne added serving the community for five decades – through periods of varying ridership – is an impressive accomplishment.
“I don’t think there’s many companies in the city of Prince George that have been around that long. We have, so that’s pretty significant.”
Prince George Transit is part of the PWTransit Group, which operates transit systems throughout B.C., Alberta and Ontario and is owned by the Pacific Western Group of Companies.