Residents’ opinions sought for West Kelowna transit exchanges

DWK residents are being invited to preview and comment on proposed transit exchange locations at the Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre.

Residents from the District of West Kelowna are being invited to preview and comment on proposed transit exchange locations at the Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre.

On Jan. 25, citizens can come to the Westbank Lions Community Centre between 4 and 8 p.m. to voice their opinions on the conceptual designs.

B.C. Transit is extending the Rapid Bus network from Kelowna to Westbank Centre through phases two and three of the Rapid Bus B.C. Project.

This project includes the creation of two new transit exchanges with enhanced bus services, branded shelters and passenger information displays in West Kelowna as part of the implementation.

“West Kelowna council is faced with making an important decision regarding Rapid Bus transit exchange locations in our community,” said Mayor Doug Findlater.

”It is vital that we hear from the members of the public who are impacted, including current and future transit users, as well as businesspeople and property owners in the areas being considered.”

The project team will use the feedback provided at the open house to try and ensure that the recommended options reflect the vision of the local community.

“Transit service is most successful with the input of the community, so I encourage residents and businesses to come out to the open house,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

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