Transit option urged

When weather conditions are difficult, consider transit as an option

Greater Vernon residents have an alternative to driving during the winter.

Road conditions such as heavy snow and black ice can be a challenge for motorists.

“When conditions are difficult, please consider transit as an option,” said Wendy Majewski, transportation demand management co-ordinator.

“Vernon Transit riders can take advantage of the extended early morning and evening service to travel to work, school and shopping. On Fridays and Saturdays, travel safely to holiday celebrations.”

For a complete transit guide that includes holiday hours, go to

Transit fares in Vernon are $2 per adult, with discounts available when you purchase sheets of tickets or monthly passes that are available at city hall, Okanagan College or Nolan’s Pharmasave.

“The city has installed temporary public washroom facilities at the downtown transit exchange on the north side of 31st Avenue. They are open the same hours as transit,” said Majewski.

There is no bus service, including handyDART, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.