BC Transit, in partnership with First Nations and local community partners, completed public engagement September 16 for the introduction of transit services along the Highway 16 corridor. From August 17 to September 16, twenty community engagement events were attended by over 700 people with over 1,000 online and paper surveys completed.
BC Transit thanks the many individuals, local governments, First Nations, businesses and community event organizers who assisted in making this engagement process a reality. Your support leading up to and throughout this public engagement series made it possible.
The summary of public engagement results is available below:
- Highway 16 Inter-Community Transit Public Engagement Report - provides detailed information on public feedback heard by topic and community.
- Updated Highway 16 Proposed Detailed Routing and Bus Stop Locations - provides the most up-to-date plan for routing and stop locations based on engagement results and ongoing conversations with First Nations and local governments.
Generally, public engagement participants commented positively about the overall plan, including the fare structure, proposed routes, and locations of bus stops.
Areas of feedback being considered for integration into final implementation planning include the route frequency, requested days of service and increasing the time spent at the regional stops.
Revised service options based on public consultation results were developed and shared with local decision makers in October 2016 for their consideration and approval. BC Transit staff continue to work together with local decision makers on local funding approval and routing adjustments to implement transit services. More information about implementation will be shared as funding agreements are completed.