Council looking at transit changes in Dawson Creek

City council is looking at options to reduce transit costs in Mile Zero - as taxpayers currently contribute $700K to subsidize the operation.

At the city council’s meeting on October 7, manager Rob Ringma, and planner Aaron Thompson from BC Transit appeared with options to reduce the costs of operating the bus system for Dawson Creek.

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Currently routes are running where costs are high, with a low percentage of riders using the bus system. 

Mainly persons with disabilities with above average ramp service, non-choice persons using BC bus pass, and school aged children use the bus service. 

Mayor Dale Bumstead says taxpayers are contributing approximately $700,000 per year in subsidies. 

City council is having further discussions on the options brought forward by BC Transit.

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