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