Highway 16 Draft Transit Plan

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Revised October 2016 Proposals

Revised service options based on public consultation results were developed and shared with local decision makers in October 2016 for their consideration and approval. BC Transit staff continue to work together with them on local funding approval and routing adjustments to implement transit services. More information about implementation will be shared as funding agreements are completed.

An additional area segment (Hazeltons Area to Smithers) has been added in recognition that further enhancement to existing service in this area is warranted to meet transportation needs and to bring regional services to a consistent level across the corridor. Therefore, the service area segments addressed by Highway 16 inter-community transit service initiative are as follows:

  • Burns Lake to Prince George
  • Burns Lake to Smithers
  • Hazeltons Area (including Moricetown) to Smithers (existing service)
  • Hazeltons Area to Terrace
  • Prince Rupert to Terrace

InterCommunity Transit Revised Service Options Report (October 2016)

Appendix A – Proposed Detailed Routing and Bus Stop Locations (October 24, 2016)

Original August 2016 Proposals

For your information, below are the original August 2016 materials used for public engagement. These are now in the process of being revised based on public feedback heard. Once presented to decision makers for their consideration, it is expected that the revised proposals will be presented here.

What’s Happened So Far

The Ministry of Transportation installed new bus stop shelters in October 2016. Details can be found here. June 2018 BC Bus North was launched as a new long haul coach service offering connections between Prince Rupert, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Valemount.   November 2017 New service connecting the Hazeltons with Gitwangak,...

Public Consultation

BC Transit, in partnership with First Nations and local community partners, completed public engagement September 16 for the introduction of transit services along the Highway 16 corridor.  From August 17 to September 16, twenty community engagement events were attended by over 700 people with over 1,000 online and paper surveys completed. BC Transit thanks the...

Next Steps

Now that the revised service options based on engagement results have been completed and shared with local decision makers for their consideration and approval, implementation plans for each segment are being developed. These implementation plans will be finalized and shared as local funding approvals and agreements along each segment are completed – note that routing...