Transit Future in Vernon
Project Update – March 2018
The Vernon Service Change Plan for Spring 2018 is now available to download. The Vernon Regional Transit System will expand by 7,000 annual service hours in April. This document summarizes the service change process from public outreach to implementation. It contains the results of the public outreach conducted last fall, the details of service changes to be introduced, and a discussion of future considerations for transit in Vernon and the North Okanagan.
At a glance:
- Routing changes to routes 2, 3, 7 and 8
- New high-frequency route 9
- Later weekday service on routes 2, 3, 7 and 8
- More summer service and new Saturday service on route 90
For further details, you can download a PDF of the report by clicking on the link on this page. Watch this space for additional updates as the implementation date approaches.
Project Update – September 2017
Consultation Stations – we are asking for your feedback on proposed service changes.
As part of the North Okanagan Transit Future Plan, BC Transit, in collaboration with the City of Vernon, will be hosting several public engagement events in September 2017. These events will present the proposed transit service changes in the Vernon Regional Transit System to the public for your feedback and comments. These changes will add 7,000 service hours to the system. In addition to a core route connecting downtown directly with retail at the north end of town, the goal is to improve the operating efficiency of the system by reducing duplication and making routes more direct.
Proposed changes include:
- Introduction of new route, providing a direct connection from downtown Vernon to retail destinations at the north end of Vernon.
- Major route changes to 2 Pleasant Valley, 3 Alexis Park, 7 OK Landing and 8 Bella Vista
The consultation station dates and times are:
|Friday, September 22||7 am – 9 am||Downtown Exchange||3007-3011 31 Avenue|
|Friday, September 22||10 am – 12 pm||Schubert Centre||3505 30 Avenue|
|Friday, September 22||1 pm – 3 pm||Downtown Exchange||3007-3011 31 Avenue|
|Friday, September 22||4 pm – 6 pm||Walmart||2200 58 Avenue|
|Saturday, September 23||10 am – 4 pm||RespectFEST Multicultural Celebration||Civic Plaza/Spirit Square|
For those not able to attend events, the information is available online via a survey from Friday, September 22 to Friday, October 6, 2017 (survey closing at 11:59 pm PDT).
What is Transit Future?
Transit Future is all about you, your transit system and your community. Developed with your input, these plans outline what your transit system will look like in the future. Depending on the community and its specific needs, a plan can take a variety of different forms.
Learn more about the different types of Transit Future Plans here. By being part of the development of a Transit Future Plan, you are helping to improve transit for yourself and for your entire community. So get involved, share your input, and be a part of shaping your transit system now and for the generation to come.
Why do we need Transit Future?
Transit Future guides transit investment that is supportive of livable communities, through:
- Offering more transportation choice
- Supporting smart land use plans that focus on walking, cycling and transit
- Meeting climate change goals
- Making it easy to access everyday services on foot, by bike and by transit
Help us Plan Your Future
Population and traffic growth means we need to shift our focus from moving cars to moving people. To minimize the high economic, environmental and social costs of traffic congestion and road expansion, we must move people more efficiently. Transportation should take us where we want to go, when we want to go there. To create an efficient system, we need your input.
How do I get involved?
All stages of the creation and implementation of a Transit Future Plan provide opportunities to get involved. Check back here often for information on how to share your input!