BC Transit has bestowed a SuperStar award on three West Kootenay local governments for outstanding service, cooperation and innovation in transit service delivery.
“On behalf of my colleagues, it’s gratifying to be recognized for our efforts to improve transit for our residents,” said Lawrence Chernoff, chair of the West Kootenay Regional Transit committee. “We are trying to encourage and increase regional ridership; if we can do that, we will go a long way to reducing carbon emissions.”
The West Kootenay Regional Committee is comprised of elected officials from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, the Regional District of Central Kootenay and the City of Nelson. It was formed in 2012 to improve regional transit service for riders while achieving efficiencies in the system.
“The collaboration demonstrated by the committee for having the best interests of the region as a whole in mind is a real commitment to growing transit,” said Kevin Schubert, senior regional transit manager for the area.
Schubert nominated the committee for the award which was presented on May 28 in Whistler.
“This achievement shows the kind of positive change that can result when local governments and their partners work together,” said Chernoff. “We are indebted to BC Transit’s enthusiastic cooperation on this project.”
Service changes are coming on July 2. New transit schedules are expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.