(Submitted/BC Transit)

(Submitted/BC Transit)

East Kootenay operating services contract awarded to Trail Transit

The Kimberley Transportation Society will no longer be operating transit in Kimberley, says a press release from BC Transit.

In a press release, BC Transit said that they put out a request for proposals regularly to ensure best v value for tax payer dollars. This RFP process has resulted in BC Transit awarding the contract for operation of transit services in the East Kootenay to Trail Transit.

The east Kootenay region includes Cranbrook conventional, Cranbrook custom, Elk Valley, Columbia Valley, Kimberley, and Creston Valley services.

Trail Transit currently operates services in the Boundary Transit System, and provides service in Trail and Castlegar which are part of the West Kootenay Transit System. BC Transit is working with Trail Transit, TOK Transit BC Ltd., Olympus Stage Lines, Kimberley Transportation Society, and Arrow Slocan Lakes Community Services on a seamless transition of services.

Schedules, routing and fares will not change as a result of this contract award, the release says.

BC Transit thanks TOK Transit BC Ltd., Olympus Stage Lines, Kimberley Transportation Society, and Arrow Slocan Lakes Community Services for their service.

Kimberley Transportation Society has operated in Kimberley for almost 30 years.

READ: BC Transit recognizes Kimberley’s Carole Rausch

READ: BC Transit confirms expansion of Kimberley service



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