By Andrea Arnold
The provincial government is contributing $5 million to the Northern Development Initiative Trust to continue BC Bus North and the Northern Community Shuttle Program until 2026-27.
“We understand how critical BC Bus North and the Northern Community Shuttle program are to meeting the needs of people in northern communities who may otherwise have limited transportation options,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“Extending these northern programs will ensure people can continue to access safe, reliable and affordable travel options to connect to family and industry in larger centres.”
They are also contributing $250,000 towards the creation of an easy-to-use web-based platform for travel planning, reservations and customer service that should be ready to use by fall 2023. It will allow people to book several travel options all in one place.