New transit stops open Sunday

Kelowna RapidBus Stations at Gordon Drive and at Richter Street on Highway 97 will officially open for service this Sunday.

At Gordon Station, RapidBus stops are located on each side of the intersection of Highway 97 at Gordon Drive.

The stations will serve Capri Centre and integrate with a future frequent bus route on Gordon Drive running between Queensway and the Mission Rec Exchange.

At Richter Station RapidBus stops will be located on opposite sides of Highway 97 between Ellis and Richter streets.

They will provide enhanced transit service for the future Central Green development, and tie into the frequent bus network on Pandosy Street.

Kelowna RapidBus is a partnership between Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, City of Kelowna, District of West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation and BC Transit.

In total, the project will receive up to $46 million from federal, provincial and local partners.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $10.9 million from the Building Canada Fund and another $6 million from the Gas Tax Fund.

The Government of British Columbia will provide $23.9 million, the City of Kelowna $5.2 million and District of West Kelowna is contributing land.

Click here for more information on RapidBus in Kelowna.

Annual service changes related to post-secondary institutions come into effect Sunday as well.

As of April 27, there will be reductions in service to the #1 Lakeshore, #6 Glenmore/UBCO Express, #8 University, #11 Rutland, #13 Quail Ridge and #97 RapidBus.

Service hours will be restored in September 2014.


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