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CCPA economist provides Kootenays public transit analysis in Zoom webinar

By Contributor
February 26th, 2024

The West Kootenay Transit Action group is hosting a Zoom webinar on the benefits of a major BC investment in public transit.

 Economist Marc Lee from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC office will lay out the plan to make public transit affordable, accessible, inclusive, carbon-zero and a great experience for users.

 Nelson City Councillor Rik Logtenberg will offer a local response following Marc Lee’s presentation of his Connecting BC report. 

Logtenberg has championed major growth in rural transit and chairs the West Kootenay Transit Committee where collaborating local governments oversee transit in the Central Kootenay and the Kootenay Boundary regional districts.

 The free zoom event will be Noon, Friday, March 1, 2024. It is a special one from West Kootenay Transit Action in collaboration with the West Kootenay Climate Hub which hosts monthly Friday webinars.

 “The crux of the report is how greatly expanded transit can really help people,” says Keith Wiley who is with West Kootenay Transit Action.

A province-wide coach network tied into far better local bus services will provide options for thousands of seniors, youth and others, and can save families a big chunk of their high transportation costs. It can be a great step in tackling the affordability crisis and fairness for people to get to work, to health care and to visit family.”

 Read more about the plan here:

The detailed paper was prepared in collaboration with the BC Federation of Labour.

 To Register or find out more about the free March 1 event: or

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