B.C. Transit hosts a public meeting Tuesday night at Falkland Community Hall to gather input on the feasibility of a transit link with Vernon.
The Crown corporation is undertaking a $20,000 study of the service needs of communities in the area at the request of Columbia Shuswap Regional District and the District of Sicamous.
As well, 130 Falkland residents petitioned the regional district and B.C. Transit, requesting service where there is none at the moment. Greyhound provides parcel but not passenger service. The town has a population of about 600.
“Those kinds of numbers always catch some attention because it’s a pretty high percentage of the population,” said Meribeth Burton, B.C. Transit spokeswoman.
Inter-community transit feasibility studies are generally driven by grass-roots initiatives, she noted.
The meeting takes place from 7-9 p.m. A similar meeting was held in Sicamous on Monday night.
B.C. Transit will present its findings, along with potential service options, to local government in late spring. An online survey continues until March 10 at www.bctransit.com/transitfuture.