Next Leg Of Highway 16 Bus Service To Begin Soon

The next leg of the Highway 16 transit service, this one linking Smithers with Prince George, will soon be in place.

The Bulkley Nechako Regional District Board has approved moving forward with a transit-service agreement, which will allow BC Transit service between Burns Lake and Smithers as well as Burns Lake and Prince George.

The bus service, which is expected to start this spring, will run three days a week, with a proposed fare of five dollars. 

There are multi-year funding committments from the communities along the route, including Smithers, Telkwa, Houston and Granisle.

It's part of the province's Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan, which aims to make travel safer along the so-called Highway of Tears.

The first portion of the service -- linking Smithers with Moricetown -- began operating on January 30th.