May 29, 2023 | 11:22 AM
PRINCE GEORGE — The provincial government is contributing $5 million to Northern Development Initiative Trust to continue BC Bus North and the Northern Community shuttle until 2026-2027.
The province says the funds will ensure the continuation of critical transit services, including community shuttles, which connect people in rural communities to regional centres.
To date, 16 northern BC communities and organizations have received funding through this program and are operating community shuttles.
“We understand how critical BC Bus North and the Northern Community Shuttle program are to meeting the needs of people in northern communities who may otherwise have limited transportation options,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Extending these northern programs will ensure people can continue to access safe, reliable and affordable travel options to connect to family and industry in larger centres.”