Transit plan focus on city

Only a limited portion of the North Okanagan appears to be the primary focus of long-term transit strategies.

Only a limited portion of the North Okanagan appears to be the primary focus of long-term transit strategies.

The Regional District of North Okanagan board has received a copy of the transit future plan, but most of the 25-year document looks at service improvements in Greater Vernon.

“Lumby’s not even mentioned in it,” said Kevin Acton, Lumby director, adding that survey results from residents in his community were not made available by those who developed the plan.

“It would have been nice to hear what Lumby has to say.”

However, Enderby director Howie Cyr isn’t concerned the report authors have ignored his community.

“This is a 25-year plan and it’s fluid.  They will react to demographics and economic changes,” he said.

“People need to utilize what’s there and as ridership increases, they will react accordingly.”

Beyond Greater Vernon, the only mention in the plan to other communities is possibly extending evening and weekend service to Enderby and Lumby over the next 11 to 25 years.

There is also the suggestion of a park and ride facility being established in Armstrong over the long-term.