Campbell River handyDART services get a boost

Aug 6, 2019
Transit System: Campbell River

Campbell River – handyDART services in Campbell River are receiving expanded weekday service to provide customers more opportunities to utilize the service starting August 6, 2019.

BC Transit and the City of Campbell River are pleased to announce expansion hours to handyDART services in the Campbell River Transit System.

handyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person.

BC Transit works hard to match the needs of custom transit services across the province. The handyDART expansion will include:

  • Service an hour earlier in the mornings
    • Monday to Friday service
  • Service three hours later in the evenings
    • Monday to Friday service
  • Service will now be provided from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Saturday service will span from 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

For more information on handyDART services in the Campbell River Transit system, please visit bctransit.com/campbell-river/riderinfo/handydart

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“The expanded handyDART service hours in Campbell River will help meet growing demand for custom transit services, so people who are unable to use conventional transit can have freedom and independence, connect with family and friends, and engage with their community,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We are committed to improving handyDART services. Accessible and reliable transportation for all is key to building better, more inclusive communities.”

“People in Campbell River rely on safe and convenient handyDART service for many reasons, and expanding times will offer greater scheduling flexibility for riders who depend on this important service to reach their destinations,” says Mayor Andy Adams.

“BC Transit is proud to provide extended handyDART service in Campbell River,” said Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is another step towards providing our customers with better service to match their needs and exceed their expectations. With this expansion, we look forward to providing handyDART customers with more opportunities to connect with their community.”

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BC Transit Communications
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