Transit shelters on track

The B.C. government is getting on board with improvements to local transit.

The B.C. government is getting on board with improvements to local transit.

The province is providing more than $900,000 in funding for new transit projects that will improve access and increase safety for families and transit users in communities across British Columbia.

In the North Okanagan, improvements include a new shelter, bench and sign on Highway 97 northbound near Gardon Road and improvements to the pullout, paving and new sign on McDonald Road near Norquay Road.

Enderby will receive a new sign, shelter and bench on Highway 97 northbound near Stanley Avenue.

A new shelter, bench and sign will also be installed in Spallumcheen on Highway 97S near Fortune Creek.

In Lake Country there will be a relocation of the bus stop to south of intersection at Highway 97S near Beaver Road, a new retaining wall and pedestrian path on Highway 97N near Commonwealth Road and extension of the entrance and exit on Highway 97S near Commonwealth Road.

The new shelters will make waiting for the bus more comfortable in bad weather and will be designed and built based on the provincial Wood-First Initiative.

“We want to make it easier and more convenient for people to leave their cars at home and take public transit,” said Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These improvements will make transit more accessible and comfortable for commuters.”