Sooke Transit Users Wanted for BC Transit Workshop

BC Transit continues to review service for the Sooke region as it moves into the next phase of its Local Area Transit Plan study.  Sooke transit users who would like to shape the plan are invited to a workshop on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Edward Milne Community School (EMCS). Light refreshments will be served.

“Your input is extremely valuable to the planning process in helping to ensure the plan best reflects the needs of residents in the Sooke area,” explains BC Transit’s Senior Transit Planner Adriana McMullen. Participants will provide comments and feedback about existing bus stops, map out key community destinations in Sooke today and in the future, and brainstorm local route ideas to connect these key places with one another and the existing transit service.

Please RSVP by email to victoriatransitfuture@bctransit.com

The goals of the Sooke Local Area Transit Plan:

  • Identify opportunities for new transit serving local travel needs within the Sooke area and also improving connections to regional-scale transit service.
  • Establish the order of priority for the development and improvement of new transit routes over the near term and medium term.
  • Identify infrastructure needed to support both transit passengers and also future transit operations

Popular ideas heard to date from Sooke transit users: 

  • Improved regional-scale service that is direct to the core, begins earlier, and has good connections to CFB Esquimalt and post-secondary institutions.
  • Local routes timed to access regional-scale routes at commuting times in order to reduce the need for driving to the Park & Ride.
  • Interest in hourly local service within Sooke and late night service on Friday and Saturday.

Learn more about the Sooke Local Area Transit Plan online:

https://bctransit.com/victoria/transit-future/local-area-transit-plans/project-updates/sooke

 

Media Contact:

Don Schaffer

Chief Administrative Officer

Tel: (250) 642-1634

Email: dschaffer@sooke.ca

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