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New BC Transit buses being unveiled in Fort St. John tomorrow

BC Transit's new Vicinity bus unveiled at a ceremony in Prince George on Tuesday. Pictured are (Left to right): Transit Driver Kathy Penner, City Manager Kathleen Soltis, City Transit Planner Champa Maduranayagam, Mayor Lyn Hall, Chris Fudge and Brady Quaite of BC Transit, and the City's Manager of Sustainable Community Development Tiina Schaeffer. Photo by City of Prince George/Facebook
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Transit is going to be bringing new city buses to Fort St. John this year, with an unveiling of the new bus model happening at City Hall tomorrow.

The new Vicinity buses are made by Aldergrove-based Grande West Transportation International Ltd. and are 35 feet long. BC Transit says the bus model performs better and has more safety features than those in its current fleet.

The buses can seat 30 passengers with room for another 24 standees, with space for two mobility aids. The new buses are also equipped with two doors for more efficient operation and easier access for customers. The same model bus was unveiled in Prince George on Tuesday.

The buses will be unveiled tomorrow at City Hall at a ceremony beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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