Transit Ridership Up 61%
Two years ago Castlegar doubled it's investment in public transit, and it is starting to pay off.
The City had a 61% increase in ridership over the past year, the largest out of any BC Transit System. CAO John Malcolm says they're supporting public transit for a number of reasons.
He says reducing the carbon footprint, increasing safety and also accessibility for non-drivers are all worthy goals Council has been pushing. Malcolm explains a lot of the increase is from students travelling to Selkirk College and more employees taking advantage of the service.
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