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North Shore transit service gets a boost from RDCK, Province

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
August 29th, 2011

The North Shore will see five new bus shelters grace its coast as the Province announced a deal with the regional district on their construction recently.

The shelters — to be constructed on Highway 3A between Nelson and Balfour — are a cost sharing venture between the Province and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

The new shelters will make waiting for the bus more comfortable in bad weather and will be designed and built based on the provincial Wood-First Initiative.

The project is expected to “improve access and safety of transit service in the region,” according to a press release.

Overall, the Province is providing more than $900,000 in funding for new transit projects across British Columbia.

Work includes new or improved bus shelters, improved access to shelters, new signage and various other enhancements designed to improve visibility and safety for passengers and buses.

Also in the West Kootenay

  • Grade and pave seven existing bus stops at Highway 3B near Greater Trail RCMP office, Glenwood Motel and Beaver Falls Motel, Highway 22 near Fairview, Genelle, Blueberry and the Riverdale/Oasis turnoff.
  • Three new bus shelters at 16th Avenue in Genelle, Highway 3B near Canadian Tire and Highway 3B in Fruitvale.

Quick facts

  • Some of the objectives of the Provincial Transit Plan include:Increase transit ridership across the province to over 400 million trips a year.
  • Ease traffic congestion and make all our communities healthier places to live and easier places to get around.
  • Provide transit riders with access to more buses, more often.
  • Increase the hours of service.
  • Increase seniors’ mobility options and improve services for those with mobility challenges.

 
Learn more

  • The Provincial Transit Plan: www.th.gov.bc.ca/Transit_Plan/index.html

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