Who says no free ride

Who says no free ride

The West Kootenay Transit Committee has voted in favour of free rides for all BC Transit customers on July 2.

  • Jun. 29, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The West Kootenay Transit Committee has voted in favour of free rides for all BC Transit customers on July 2.

That date marks the official launch of the integrated regional system with a single Rider’s Guide that covers transit from Nakusp to Rossland and from Kaslo to Fruitvale.

The West Kootenay Transit Committee was formed in June 2012, bringing three local governments and nine transit systems together. After a great deal of planning and preparation, the regional approach to managing transit will be implemented on July 2, 2013.

BC Transit customers will have enhanced connections and a simple fare structure for either local or all zone service. Local cash rides will be $2. All zones cash fares will be $3.50. The previous fragmented service meant some trips required complicated and varying top-up fares.

For more information on the West Kootenay Transit System please ask your driver for a Rider’s Guide or consult www.bctransit.com/regions/wko.