Get on board the future plan

Staff writer
November 29, 2012 01:00 AM

The Sunshine Coast Regional District and BC Transit are inviting the public to get on board with the region's 25-year transit future plan.

From Dec. 1 to 6, BC Transit is bringing the 'transit future bus' to various locations throughout the Sunshine Coast to connect with community members about area-specific transit needs, priorities and concerns.

The 40-foot decommissioned bus has been transformed into an interactive public consultation tool. The transit future bus features educational displays that include a draft of the Sunshine Coast's 25-year transit plan, Post-It note boards for rider-led initiatives, an iPad station and a kids' zone. The transit future team will be travelling with the bus to answer questions and help visitors learn more about public transportation in the region.

"In order for BC Transit to succeed for decades to come, we must listen to what our customers want and need," said BC Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha in a news release. "By bringing the transit future bus to popular community events and destinations, we receive direct input from our riders on how to best grow a regional transit system that we can all take pride in."

The transit future bus stops in Sechelt this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 at the Trail Bay Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, on Dec. 3 at the Harmony Hall Senior's Centre from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and from 3 to 6 p.m. at Marketplace IGA in Madeira Park, on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canadian Tire in Wilson Creek, then from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sunnycrest Mall in Gibsons and on Dec. 6 at Sunnycrest Mall from 2 to 5 p.m.

Residents unable to attend an open house can add their comments on-line at until Dec. 12.

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