Your transit – Your say

Nov 27, 2017
Transit System: Comox Valley

Comox Valley – BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are expanding and improving transit service in the Comox Valley, and will welcome public feedback at four open houses on December 1 and 2.

Through these sessions, BC Transit and the CVRD seek input on proposed service changes for September 2018, including the implementation of the Frequent Transit Network (FTN). Identified as a top community priority in the Comox Valley Transit Future Plan, the FTN will provide frequent, convenient transit service to Anfield Centre, Driftwood Mall, downtown Courtenay, North Island College/Hospital and downtown Comox.

Other proposed changes include adjustments to routes 7 Puntledge (currently 7 Arden) and 8 Willemar, and the introduction of a new route, 9 Lake Trail, to improve service to the Lake Trail, Tin Town and Cousins Avenue neighbourhoods. These changes will allow the affected routes to connect to the FTN, increasing service to and from West Courtenay.

In Comox and Cumberland, proposed changes to some local routes will also connect to the FTN.

The Comox Valley Transit Future Plan provides a vision for improving transit in the Comox Valley over 25 years. Building on the plan’s recommendations, the CVRD Board approved funding for the 4,000 additional service hours required to implement these changes in September 2018.

Members of the public unable to attend the consultation sessions are encouraged to provide feedback through an online survey bctransit.com/comox-valley/survey-outline, which will remain open until December 15.

After the public consultation is complete, a report will be provided to the CVRD board seeking their input and approval to move forward with implementation planning.

For more information on routes, fares and schedules in the Comox Valley, please visit bctransit.com/comox-valley.

 

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

 

North Island College (Student Lounge)
2300 Ryan Road, Courtenay
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Quality Foods - Driftwood Mall
2751 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Comox Centre Mall
(near John’s Independent Grocer)
215 Port Augusta Street
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Courtenay Library
300 6th Street
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Media Contact:

Jonathon Dyck
BC Transit
Communications Manager
250-995-5720
media@bctransit.com