Highway 16 Transit Feedback Session Coming
Map shows existing and proposed service routes. Click on map for larger version -image courtesy BC Transit
Prince George, B.C.- The public engagement sessions for the BC Transit service on Highway 16 will start on August 20th and will carry on through to September 10th.
The inter-community transit service is to be provided along the Highway 16 corridor between Prince George and Prince Rupert and the plan is to have the first buses in service by the end of this year.
BC’s Minister of Transportation, Todd Stone, says the public engagement part of developing the plan is a key component “It is important to hear from the people who live and work along the Highway 16 corridor to ensure we implement transit services that reflect the needs of the community.”
The public can offer comments either in person, or online by taking part in a survey which will be available until September 16th. The online survey can be accessed here.
The first two in person sessions are set for this Saturday the 20th, with a booth at the BCNE from 4-8 pm, and at the Nechako Fall Fair in Vanderhoof from 9am to 1 pm.
The information collected during the Highway 16 engagement process will help complete the plan and schedules for transit services along the Highway 16 corridor.
Here is the full schedule, although most times and locations within the communities have yet to be confirmed:
|Date and Time||Community|
|August 20, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Vanderhoof – Annual Nechako Fall Fair|
|August 20, 2016 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||Prince George – BC Northern Exhibition|
|August 31, 2016 TBC||Prince Rupert|
|August 31, 2016 TBC||Port Edward|
|August 31, 2016 TBC||Kitsumkalum|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Terrace|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Gitaus|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Kitwanga|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||New Hazelton|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Kispiox|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Moricetown|
|September 1, 2016 TBC||Smithers|
|September 2, 2016 TBC||Houston|
|September 8, 2016 TBC||Smithers|
|September 8, 2016 TBC||New Hazelton|
|September 9, 2016 TBC||Burns Lake|
|September 9, 2016 TBC||Houston|
|September 9, 2016 TBC||Fraser Lake|
|September 9, 2016 TBC||Nautley|
|September 9, 2016 TBC||Fort Fraser|
|September 10, 2016 TBC||Burns Lake|