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January 19, 2012

BC TRANSIT SEEKING INPUT ON PROPOSED TRANSIT EXCHANGES

WEST KELOWNA – On January 25, 2012, Residents from the District of West Kelowna are invited to preview and comment on the proposed transit exchange locations at Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre.

Building on the success of Phase 1 of the RapidBus BC Project, BC Transit is extending the RapidBus network from Kelowna to Westbank Centre through Phases 2 & 3 of the Project. This project includes the creation of two new transit exchanges with enhanced bus services, branded shelters, and passenger information displays in West Kelowna as part of the implementation.

“West Kelowna Council is faced with making an important decision regarding RapidBus Transit exchange locations in our community. It is vital that we hear from the members of the public who are impacted, including current and future transit users, as well as businesspeople and property owners in the areas being considered,” says Mayor Doug Findlater. “Please attend this important information meeting and tell us what you think or submit your comments online.”

“It is important that the local community has had the opportunity to provide comments on the RapidBus project.” said Manuel Achadinha, President and CEO of BC Transit. “Successful transit requires the input of the community.”

“Residents of West Kelowna have an opportunity to provide their feedback into the plan to expand RapidBus BC service to our community,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart. “Transit service is most successful with the input of the community so I encourage residents and businesses to come out to the open house.”

BC Transit and the District of West Kelowna are inviting residents of West Kelowna to comment on the conceptual designs and locations proposed for the transit exchanges. The project team will use this feedback to ensure the recommended options reflect the vision of the local community.

West Kelowna RapidBus Network Open House
Wednesday, January 25, 2011
Westbank Lions Community Centre
2 – 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna
4:00-8:00 pm

Residents are encouraged to participate on the proposed exchanges at the open house or on line at www.bctransit.com/transitfuture.

The exchanges, located at Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre, are expected to bring greatly improved transit service and customer amenities to West Kelowna, while providing a boost to the Westbank Centre revitalization vision.