Ridership high as Summerland transit begins

Summerlanders welcomed the new scheduled transit service by taking the bus around the community and to Penticton.

Summerlanders welcomed the new scheduled transit service by taking the bus around the community and to Penticton.

The service started on Monday, Oct. 28. Within the first three days, officials at B.C. Transit in Victoria were amazed with the local rider activity.

“We’re really encouraged,” said Meribeth Burton of B.C. Transit. “We’re seeing 50 passengers a day.”

The bus offers service to and from Penticton four times a day, Monday to Friday.

Until the end of the year, it is free. In January, the rate will be $2 for a trip within Summerland and $4 for a trip to Penticton.