News

Transit wants input from Abbotsford/Mission residents

The Transit Future Bus rolled into Abbotsford last week.

The 40-foot unit will tour Abbotsford and Mission until May 15, seeking input to help shape the 25-year Transit Future plan for the region.

The plan is being designed to meet the needs of the public and improve transit options in the coming years.

The bus, outfitted with local transit information, provides opportunity for the public to leave  feedback by completing surveys, discussing issues and even playing a computer game – called The Game Plan – to express ideas.

“In order to increase ridership in the next 25 years, we must continue to work toward our goal of making transit more simple, direct and frequent,” said Manuel Achadinha, president and CEO of BC Transit.

Achadinha said it isn’t enough to get feedback from people who ride the bus, he wants non-riders comments as well.

“We need to know why they don’t use transit and what it will take to get them to use it.”

For information on the Transit Future Plan and to give input online, visit the BC Transit website at www.bctransit.com/transitfuture.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

$2.4 million announced for supportive housing on Gladys Avenue
 
Michael W. Smith brings Christmas spirit to the Abbotsford Centre
 
Home mail delivery to stop in Abbotsford city centre
Abbotsford man declared not criminally responsible for standoff
 
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
 
Virk shuffled to new job after Kwantlen flap
Pedestrian dies crossing South Surrey highway
 
Second Langley farm hit by avian flu
 
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.