Transit Future in Vernon

Project Update – March 2018

Service Change Plan

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:

Date Time Location Address
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).

Survey September 22 to October 6  

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!


Moving Forward with Technology

BC Transit is committed to continuously enhancing your experience as a rider. As part of this endeavour, we are moving forward with the installation and development of technology initiatives to improve efficiency, increase security and put you in control of your BC Transit experience.

North Okanagan Transit Future Plan

Transit Future looks at how you can improve your transit system to better meet the needs of your community now and for the generation to come. This section describes the future of transit in Vernon.

Completed Plans

Transit Future looks at how you can improve your transit system to better meet the needs of your community now and for the generation to come. Here are the plans that have been completed in the region.