News buses for West Kootenay Transit

West Kootenay Transit riders will notice a change in the near future.

Two new 30 foot buses have arrived...they were unveiled in Trail last week, and they'll be based in Castlegar.

Director of Fleet Management Denny Byrne says they also have another five brand new 35 foot buses coming in the future to replace buses that are nearing their end of life.

Byrne says there are a lot of features and benefits to the new buses, inlcuding the new closed caption television system to help deter trouble makers.

The two new buses are $319, 000; the purchase is a partnership between the province, BC Transit and the regional districts.