Passengers use transit service

Passengers have been riding Summerland’s newly launched transit service.

Passengers have been riding Summerland’s newly launched transit service.

The bus service began in late October and offered free rides until the end of the year.

In January, the service had a total of 1,428 passengers, or an average of 65 every day it was in operation.

The service runs Monday to Friday during the day.

The busiest day was Jan. 15, with a total of 100 passengers.

Julie McGuire, climate action coordinator for the community, said people have been offering suggestions for future improvements to the service.

These include an earlier start to the daily service and more stops in Penticton.

At present, the first bus of the day leaves the Summerland Library at 7:15 a.m.

The city of Penticton recently passed a motion to create a transfer system between Penticton and Summerland for a one-year trial period.

Under the agreement, passengers from Summerland can get a transfer to connect to a Penticton bus.

A similar agreement was reached between Penticton and Naramata.


Just Posted

Update: Damage to transmission lines cause power outages

Residents were without power for hours in many parts of the South Okanagan-Boundary regions

Updated: Accused in Kelowna triple murder in court today

Jacob Forman has been in custody since he was arrested and charged with second degree murder

JoeAnna’s House fundraising campaign reaches $4.5 million

Offering ‘home away from home’ for families of KGH patients

EDITORIAL: The historic value of a gas pump

An artefact to be displayed in the community should have some significance to the community’s story

Old gas pump will be restored

Bowser C-77 pump will be displayed in Summerland when work is finished

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

Toronto man charged in double homicide

A 66-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in disappearance of two Toronto men

Osoyoos man faces 13 criminal charges

Charges stem from an investigation of a break and enter in Osoyoos

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

Police to provide update on unsolved 13-year-old B.C. girl’s murder

IHIT say no one has been arrested or charged in connection with Marrisa Shen’s death

Rural B.C. students score visit with Canadiens netminder Carey Price

Two students from the Caiboo Chilcotin can hardly wait to meet hometown hero Carey Price in Montreal.

VIDEO: Elk parade on Vancouver Island is awesome sight

They’re out in force for a morning stroll. Check out some of Youbou’s famous elk.

North Delta’s Colton Hasebe named BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Champion Child

Colton takes the reins from 2107 Champion Child and Tsawwassen resident Taylin McGill

LIVE: B.C. announces anti-racism funding

Ravi Kahlon said money will go to B.C. Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program

Most Read