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June 29, 2012


PRINCE GEORGE – On June 29, 2012 BC Transit is bringing its ‘Transit Future’ bus; a 40-foot, interactive public consultation tool to Prince George for the Canada Day long weekend.

You are asked to share your vision for public transportation in Prince George. BC Transit’s 25-year plan will be based on the input received between June 29 and July 1, 2012.

On the bus you’ll find information boards on the local transit system, a draft of Prince George’s 25-year transit plan and iPads to complete electronic surveys on transit service. If paper is more your speed, look for post-it notes to share your ideas. There’s also a children’s colouring area on the ‘Transit Future’ bus so that the future riders of Prince George can participate in the community outreach.

“Prince George is rapidly becoming a central transportation hub for British Columbia, and public transit will play an important role in shaping the future of our community,” said Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell. “This is a welcome opportunity for people to share their thoughts on transit priorities and how they envision the way Prince George should look twenty-five years for now.”

“As future transit options are considered for Prince George, it is important to hear from current users and those who may want to look at alternative transportation in the years ahead,” said Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond. “I encourage people to take advantage of this important opportunity and provide input to BC Transit.”

“The City of Prince George is pleased to support PW Transit with this important initiative,” said Prince George Mayor Shari Green. “This is another example of our community’s capacity to work together in support of its resident.”

“In order for BC Transit to succeed in the decades to come, we must listen to what our riders want and need,” said BC Transit President & CEO Manuel Achadinha. “We encourage everyone to share their ideas for a strong and sustainable public transit system in Prince George.”

The Transit Future bus starts its tour on Friday:

Friday, June 29 10 am Fort George Park (Main Entrance)
Saturday, June 30 9:30 - 11:30 am Spruceland Mall (Central St.)
Saturday, June 30 1:30 - 3:30 pm Pine Centre (Transit Exchange)

Sunday, July 1 noon – 7 pm Fort George Park (Main Entrance)


If you are not able to attend the ‘Transit Future’ bus events in person, online surveys can be found at

Media Contact:

Meribeth Burton
Corporate Spokesperson | BC Transit
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