Valley Connector Transit Service expands

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is expanding the Valley Connector Transit Service

TNRD

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District, in partnership with the District of Barriere and the District of Clearwater, is expanding the Valley Connector Transit Service after residents in portions of Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country) and “O” (Lower North Thompson), and all of Electoral Area “B” (Thompson Headwaters) approved the expansion through the Alternative Approval Process.

Beginning in 2011, the Valley Connector Transit Service provided much-needed bus service from Vavenby to Kamloops one day a week. Because the service has been well-used since its inception, it was decided to gauge public appetite for extending the service to include more stops throughout the North Thompson. The Valley Connector Transit Service will now pick up and drop off passengers in Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater, Little Fort and Barriere.

Randy Murray, Chair of the TNRD, calls the Valley Connector Transit Service a valuable service for all residents of the North Thompson, and praised the efforts of the District of Barriere and District of Clearwater in leading the charge for the service, as well as the Yellowhead Community Services Society, which provides the service.

“Many residents of the North Thompson who previously had no way of getting to Kamloops or to any other community in the North Thompson, now have an affordable and safe means of getting there and back,” Murray said. “As with any service of this kind, it is the partnerships that make it happen, and we have great partners in the districts of Barriere and Clearwater, as well as the Yellowhead Community Services Society.”

To view schedules and fares, go to tnrd.ca and click the quick link for Valley Connector Transit information.

 

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