I am pleased to report that I have heard back from the City of Kelowna today that the new bus service is going ahead, for the Quail Ridge Area.
Following an email to the Active Transportation Coordinator at the Regional Services Dept, I received the following reply today.
This will be great news for those attending UBCO in particular, who previously didn't have transport.The service proposed for the community has been approved as a trial service to operate from September 2012 to April 2013 (school term service). The route will be served by a community bus (smaller van style bus) with scheduled service from approximately 7:15am to 10:15am and from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. This peak level service will allow commuters to connect with major Frequent Transit Network (FTN) routes at UBCO Exchange. The schedule has been designed to ensure the convenience of these connections. Routes serving UBCO include the 97X Rapid Bus (highway 97 route, limited stop, high frequency), #8 University, #6 Glenmore/UBCO (limited service), #4 Pandosy/UBCO (limited service), #23 Lake Country and #90 North Okanagan Connector (to Vernon). The schedule is tailored to ensure the connection to the 97X is the most convenient.Looking forward, should the service meet performance standard it would likely remain in place into the future. Should it not meet target it is possible that the route would be terminated after the trial period. The final Rider’s Guide schedule/maps are not yet complete but I expect the schedule will be posted and available online for mid/late August.
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