Selkirk College offering free shuttle temporarily for students


Selkirk College is addressing the overcrowding challenge when it comes to BC Transit between the Castlegar campus and Nelson's 10th Street Campus.

They're temporarily offering a free shuttle bus at peak times to students until the end of the first semester in December.

BC Transit buses traveling during peak class times on Mondays and Wednesdays have been packed to the point of no longer being able to pick up passengers along the regular Highway 3A route. 

This means students and the public have been left stranded at the side of the road not able to reach their destination. 

VP of Students and Advancement John Kincaid says they've been working with municipalities to try to alleviate some of the pressure transit has been feeling.

He thinks in the end it's a good news story that people are taking transit, and that there's so much interest from students and the whole community to be more environmentally conscious. At the same time the demand came so quickly that they weren't able to plan for it ahead of time.

 Kincaid say they'll continue to work closely with local municipalities and BC Transit to find an effective long term solution, along with gathering feedback from students, faculty staff and community members.