There are some big changes coming to the bus system in Prince George this fall.
B.C. Transit has announced service expansions in the city as well as fare increases.
Tuesday, Sept. 3 will see services expanded to extend hours for the Spruceland, Hart, and Queensway areas in the fall, with the province-wide company saying the longer service days will provide more value to customers.
- Extended service for route 91 Spruceland/Hart until 8 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays to serve the Spruceland and Hart communities
- Extended service for route 46 Queensway until 7:30 p.m. on Sundays to meet service demands in Prince George
- Route 46 will now be utilizing a conventional sized bus to provide more capacity on the route
The first day of September will see riders able to purchase the DayPASS right away when boarding the bus.
B.C. Transit says this system will make it easier to ride the bus all day within the Prince George system.
As part of the DayPASS program, transfers will be eliminated.
Along with route changes, fare increases are also set to hit on Sept. 1:
- Ticket increases:
- Student/senior single ticket by $0.50 to $2.50
- Adult monthly passes by $2.50 to $60
- Student monthly pass by $2 to $50
- Semester passes by $10 to $135
- The DayPASS cost will decrease for adult and discount customers by $1.25 and $0.25 respectively to $5.00
- handyDART fares will also change from $2.25 to $2.50
The Family Travel Program will also now allow parents or guardians with a valid monthly pass, DayPASS, ProPASS, U-PASS, or B.C. Bus Pass to bring up to four children 12 years and under for free on Saturday and Sundays.