September to bring more transit hours
As of Sunday, Sept. 2, conventional bus service in Kamloops will increase by 5,500 hours and handyDART service will grow by 2,000 hours.
Those service-hour increases come with two more 40-foot buses and an additional custom transit vehicle.
The added conventional transit hours will be used to improve Monday through Saturday evening service and all-day Sunday service with greater frequency and longer hours on routes 1 (Tranquille), 2 (Parkcrest) and 9 (Gleneagles).
More daily trips have been included on routes 10 (TRU/North Shore Express), 14 (Batchelor) and 16 (Juniper Ridge).
The extra handyDART hours will see service expanded from the current last trip at 8 p.m. to a final run at 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Kamloops recorded more than 3.6-million transit users in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, a four per cent increase over the previous year.