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B.C. Transit unveils new Vicinity buses

B.C. Transits unveiling the new Vicinity buses for the Energetic City. Photo by Chris Newton.
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Transit unveiled two new Vicinity buses that will be coming to the Energetic City Friday afternoon.

The 35-foot medium duty buses made by Grande West International Ltd. will better meet the transit needs of the community they serve.

“We are pleased that Fort St. John residents will benefit from the newer vehicles,” said Mayor Lori Ackerman. “We look forward to enjoying the updates and improvements to the fleet.”

A bus can seat 30 passengers with room for 24 standees along with two mobility aids and are also equipped with two doors for easier access to enter or exit the bus for customers. They will feature closed-circuit cameras for improved customer safety.

“The new buses will help us better connect people and communities in Fort St. John,” added BC Transit President and Chief Executive Officer, Manuel Achadinha. “Customers will see and hear a difference with the new buses as they are more effective and efficient.”

Each bus will cost roughly $347,000 and will be funded by the province and the City of Fort St. John through the B.C. Transit President and Chief Executive Officer.

Over 100 Vicinity buses will be arriving in communities across B.C. over the next two years.

For more information about the Fort St. John transit system visit bctransit.com/fort-st-john.

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