BC Transit bus shelter in front of the Houston Leisure Facility.

Great numbers for first month of BC Transit use

The BC Transit service that runs from Smithers to Burns Lake has been in use for a full month.

Jonathon Dyck, media relations for BC Transit said that route 162 from Smithers to Burns Lake has seen 130 passengers from June 19, 2017 to July 24, 2017.

“For a total of 14 service days we are very happy to see these results,” said Dyck.

Dyck added that from Burns Lake to Prince George the bus route has had 208 passengers during that same time period.

“We are really happy with these early numbers,” said Dyck. “We know that we have to keep working with our local partners to grow this service and spread its awareness.”

In September 2016, Houston Today reported on two BC Transit planners visiting Houston to receive feedback from future patrons as to how often and when they would like to see this service be provided between Houston to Smithers and Houston to Burns Lake.

After nine months, Houston saw its first bus shelter erected in front of the Houston Leisure Facility and use of the service began right away.

BC Transit at this time is unable to provide specific numbers in relation to communities, but are currently taking on going feedback the public.

Currently the Route 162 from Smithers to Burns Lake operates twice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The are are eight bus stops in Houston. Two located on Bulter Avenue on Ninth and Tenth Street. Another on the North side of Copeland Avenue. Two located on Mountainview Drive and Tweedie Avenue and West 14th Street. As well as two more on Hagman Crescent.

A bus shelter is schedule to be implemented on Hagman Crescent around Park Lane but information as when that will be has not been given yet.

In the story “BC Transit finally in Houston,” published in the Houston Today July 5, 2017 issue, Houston mayor Shane Briene said that at this time he does not know when the bus shelter constructions will be finished and placed. “I believe the bases are almost done,” he said.

For more information on the BC Transit service schedule visit www.bctransit.com, call transit information at 1-855-499-1119, or pick up a brochure at the Houston Leisure Facility.

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