Transit Future in Vernon

Transit Future Action Plan in the North Okanagan

In 2014, the North Okanagan Transit Future Plan (TFP) was completed and adopted by the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream and Regional District of North Okanagan. Many of the short-term priorities in that plan are now complete, and BC Transit and its local government partners have updated the plan by incorporating the community’s vision for the Vernon Regional Transit System.
It is important that the North Okanagan’s transit priorities are frequently re-evaluated to guide transit service decision-making over the next five years and beyond.
In order to update these priorities, BC Transit and its local government partners have created a Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP) as a refresh to the 2014 TFP.
This plan includes short, medium and longer term priorities that will help the Vernon Regional Transit System to continue growing and serving the needs of the community. Priorities in the plan include:
  • Introduction of route 10 Middleton Mountain
  • Modifications to route 60 Enderby/Vernon
  • Frequency and span increases on routes 1-10
  • Introduction of statutory holiday service and increased weekend service on routes 60 and 61
  • Span increases on route 90 UBCO/Vernon

What is Transit Future?

Transit Future is all about you, your transit system and your community. Developed with your input, these plans outline what your transit system will look like in the future. Depending on the community and its specific needs, a plan can take a variety of different forms.

Learn more about the different types of Transit Future Plans here. By being part of the development of a Transit Future Plan, you are helping to improve transit for yourself and for your entire community. So get involved, share your input, and be a part of shaping your transit system now and for the generation to come.

Why do we need Transit Future?

Transit Future guides transit investment that is supportive of livable communities, through:

  • Offering more transportation choice
  • Supporting smart land use plans that focus on walking, cycling and transit
  • Meeting climate change goals
  • Making it easy to access everyday services on foot, by bike and by transit

Help us Plan Your Future

Population and traffic growth means we need to shift our focus from moving cars to moving people. To minimize the high economic, environmental and social costs of traffic congestion and road expansion, we must move people more efficiently. Transportation should take us where we want to go, when we want to go there. To create an efficient system, we need your input.

How was the Community Involved?

All stages of the creation and implementation of the Transit Future Action Plan provided opportunities to get involved.
Phase 1 of engagement involved an on-board intercept survey, to help us better understand where people would like to see improvements to the existing transit system. This phase also included key stakeholder engagement, including conversations with transit operators and two workshops with community groups and organizations in the North Okanagan.
Phase 2 included an online survey that asked respondents for their thoughts on service changes and route modifications.
As we move forward with implementing priorities in the Transit Future Action Plan, there will be additional opportunities to be involved in the process. Check back here for information on how to share your input!

Moving Forward with Technology

BC Transit is committed to continuously enhancing your experience as a rider. As part of this endeavour, we are moving forward with the installation and development of technology initiatives to improve efficiency, increase security and put you in control of your BC Transit experience.

North Okanagan Transit Future Plan

Transit Future looks at how you can improve your transit system to better meet the needs of your community now and for the generation to come. This section describes the future of transit in Vernon.

Completed Plans in Vernon

Transit Future looks at how you can improve your transit system to better meet the needs of your community now and for the generation to come. Here are the plans that have been completed in the region.