City council eliminates bus route 3, all Saturday buses

With more than $2.2 million in costs over the last two years, compared to less than $220,000 in revenue, the City of Dawson Creek will be cancelling route three in Mile Zero, and ending all Saturday bussing.

In 2019-2018 fiscal year total passengers were 103,828 with 11.5 rides per hour. $113,358 was the total revenue and total operating cost of $1,159,682.

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In the 2018-2017 fiscal year total passengers were 99,010 with 11 rides per hour. $104,236 was total revenue with a total operating cost of $1,135,672.

BC Transit proposed six different options for the City to contemplate implementation by June 2020 of decreasing 55% buses and/or reduce service frequency.

City council unanimously voted to cut the city’s transit budget in half Monday afternoon. Changes will go into effect on June 30, 2020.

Weekday bussing will drop from 31 bussing hours daily, to 13.5 hours.

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