Randy Matheson of the RDCK (left) and Martin Gould of Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services stand in front of one of three brand-new buses that are serving transit users in the Slocan Valley.

Randy Matheson of the RDCK (left) and Martin Gould of Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services stand in front of one of three brand-new buses that are serving transit users in the Slocan Valley.

Slocan Valley gets two new buses

The new buses were rolled out last month and each one holds 30 seated passengers.

Three brand-new mid-sized buses are serving transit users in the Slocan Valley,  the Regional District of Central Kootenay and BC Transit announced on Tuesday.

The new buses were rolled out on September 14 and each one holds 30 seated passengers.

“The new buses are part of BC Transit’s fleet replacement strategy,” said Randy Matheson, research analyst for the regional district. “The RDCK is delighted to offer our valley riders these new vehicles, which offer comfort and reliability.”

“One of the previous vehicles had over one million kilometres on the odometer so it was time to upgrade our fleet,” said Martin Gould, transit coordinator for Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services, the company that operates the service in the valley.

The buses will also be used on other routes within the RDCK’s service area, as required.