City Says Yes to Requesting Boost to Transit
Prince George, B.C.- Transit Service is a priority for Prince George City Council, and expanding service is on the City’s wish list.
The City would like to increase service in the evenings, on weekends and on statutory holidays. The expansion would add another 2500 hours of service and would provide an opportunity to attract new riders who currently don’t use transit because it isn’t meeting their entertainment weekend and holiday needs.
Improved transit was one of the recommendations in the Student White Paper on Student Needs.
The improved service also calls for the addition of one more community bus to improve service in the Hart. The addition of that bus would increase service by 1050 hours.
The cost to the City of the increased service and additional community bus would be $157 thousand dollars.
While the application for increasing the service is being submitted now, it is expected the increased hours of operation wouldn’t be implemented until September of 2017 and the additional community bus would be in service September of 2019.
Council has unanimously approved submitting an application for the additional service.