Building off the success of the initial phases of the RapidBus, the final part of phase two of the project is planned for implementation on August 31, 2014. This includes new RapidBus transit stations and exchanges, branded shelters and real-time passenger information.
For more details regarding this change, visit the information page here.
Kelowna RapidBus webpage
Transit service is provided to District of West Kelowna residents in cooperation with BC Transit and other local governments. Terms of the service are covered under an Annual Operating Agreement, which includes conventional transit, HandiDart and Community Bus.
Please visit BC Transit's Kelowna Regional Transit System website for information on:
Buses are operated by First Group Inc. on behalf of the funding partners.
PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
Funding for West Kelowna's Transit System is cost shared between the District of West Kelowna and the Government of British Columbia. The District of West Kelowna works with BC Transit to establish and review routes and levels of service and makes recommendations for Council's consideration for approval.
West Kelowna's system is one component of the larger Kelowna Regional Transit System, which also includes service in the City of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Regional District of Central Okanagan and Westbank First Nation.
Phases 2 and 3 of the RapidBus initiative will include expansion into West Kelowna with anticipated completion in July 2014. RapidBus will provide express service, along Highway 97, from Westbank Centre to UBC Okanagan. Two transit exchanges would be considered in Westbank Centre and Boucherie Centre. The West Kelowna system would connect into the Phase 1 system in Kelowna with stops at: Queensway in downtown Kelowna; Spall, adjacent to Landmark Centre and Parkinson Recreation Centre; Cooper, adjacent to Orchard Park Shopping Centre; Leckie, adjacent to Central Park Shopping Centre; McCurdy, adjacent to McCurdy Corner Shopping Centre; and, the UBC Okanagan campus.
For more informatin on RapidBus expansion to West Kelowna, please click here.
The Kelowna Regional Transit System is committed to the reduction of greenhouse gases. The system was the first in the nation to use Hybrid Electric Buses. The system also uses double decker buses on higher volume routes, alleviating the need to run additional vehicles back to back on the same route. Kelowna Regional Transit buses are also equipped with bike racks allowing users to combine modes of transportation.
Specific trip concerns, lost and found and employment opportunities
Routes, schedules, fares or bus stops: Contact Regional Services at the City of Kelowna
Visit the BC Transit webpage
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