Jan 1, 2013 / 10:32 pm
Merry makers, revelers and everyone else celebrating New Year’s Eve in Kelowna did not get a free ride home courtesy of B.C. Transit, as the local transit service did not offer any special holiday incentives.
“Essentially with B.C. Transit, municipalities get to decide what special holidays they want to observe and if there’s going to be any free schedules,” explains Meribeth Burton, corporate spokesperson for B.C. transit.
“Many of our communities do have some sort of incentives that encourage people to use transit on the holidays.”
Of the 130 municipalities that offer some kind of transit service on a regular basis, between 15 and 20 of those places offer some sort of extra service and or free rides, but Kelowna was not one of them.
“It’s definitely a municipal decision and in the case of Kelowna it would also be with the district of West Kelowna and Lake Country and everyone would have to come together and agree on what kind of service,” says Burton.
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