Valley Connector transit service going to two days per week

Barriere residents will now be able to take the bus to Kamloops on Tuesday, stay over Wednesday, and return on Thursday

Black Press

District of Clearwater, Thompson Nicola Regional District and BC Transit announced recently that the Valley Connector bus service to Kamloops will double in 2014 – up from one round trip a week to two.

Starting Jan. 7, 2014, transit service between Clearwater and Kamloops, with stops in Little Fort and Barriere, will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Having two trips per week will make making medical appointments much easier, Mayor John Harwood noted during Clearwater town council’s Dec. 17 meeting.

Local residents will now be able to take the bus to Kamloops on Tuesday, stay over Wednesday, and then return on Thursday.

Many motels near Royal Inland Hospital offer inexpensive accommodation, he said.

Harwood noted that many residents of Blue River also appreciate the Valley Connector service. They do not necessarily use it to travel to Kamloops, he said. Often they only go as far as Clearwater for shopping or medical appointments.

Customers must book their trips at least 24 hours in advance.

Previously, the bus service to Kamloops and back was available on Thursdays only.

For more information on transit schedules, fares and routes and scheduled times in Barriere you can call toll free to 1-855-359-3935 or go online to: www.yellowheadcs.ca/programs-and-services/transit, in Clearwater, you can call customer service at 250-674-3935.