No Decision on Transit Site
Prince George, B.C.- It has been a little over two months since the Province and Federal Government announced Prince George would be home to a new transit facility, and there is still no word on where the facility will be built.The plan calls for a $23 million dollar new, expanded operations and maintenance facility that will support a fleet of compressed natural gas buses.
The City and BC Transit have been examining the options for the new facilities, but have yet to finalize their decision. It is expected the decision will be announced later this month.
When announced in late July, it was noted the new facility is meant to “position Prince George to meet future demands for transit in addition to improving operational efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions”.
Mayor Lyn Hall has said the investment in the new transit operations facility “is vital for the growth of our community.”
Prince George is also receiving two replacement handyDART buses in the new year. In the meantime, BC Transit was to be working with the community and seniors groups to ensure the 13 thousand hours of handyDART service available in the City is used to its full potential.
The Federal funding for the projects comes from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.