Jauary 30, 2012
DUNCAN BC Transit and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are pleased to announce expanded service for the Cowichan Valley's transit system. An additional 2,500 service hours will be implemented February 6, 2012 to improve transit service.
These service improvements are a direct result of customer input received by BC Transit and the CVRD during the Transit Future Plan development process in January and September 2011. One of the short-term recommendations of CVRD residents was to focus on increasing frequency on existing routes in order to build a more consistent schedule for transit riders.
The CVRD is striving to create a transit system that is supported and reflects the needs of our communities. The Transit Future Plan has provided an opportunity to gain valuable public feedback regarding the current and future vision of the CVRD transit system which has resulted in this service improvement, said Rob Hutchins, Chair of the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
In partnership with the Cowichan Valley Regional District and its partners, we are pleased to provide this expanded and improved service, said Manuel Achadinha, President and CEO of BC Transit. BC Transit is committed to providing the best value for our customers and the communities we serve.
The people who use the service are helping to shape how transit is delivered, said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom. This is a perfect example of how to make a very popular service even better.
Starting February 6th, Cowichan Valley transit customers will benefit from the following enhanced schedule changes:
Changes will also take place on the Cowichan Valley Commuter (CVC) routes. These changes are based on feedback received from Commuter passenger surveys in March and September 2011 followed by an open house in early December.
CVC Service Change Highlights:
Funding for the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System is cost shared between the Cowichan Valley Regional District and BC Transit.
More information on the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System can be found at www.bctransit.com.