Regional District of Central Kootenay Area E director Ramona Faust places one of the puzzle pieces the committee used to illustrate how the new regional transit system is going to work.

Solving the transit puzzle in Nelson

Inter-municipal transit committee holds inaugural meeting

The new regional committee charged with revamping the area’s transit system gathered at City Hall Wednesday to start putting together the pieces of the puzzle.

Two years ago BC Transit approached local governments with the idea of better tying together the services from Nelson to Trail to Nakusp. On Wednesday, the inaugural meeting of local government leaders gathered to start hammering out the details.

The inter-regional schedule and fee system is expected to be implemented  later this year.

“At that point it will be up to us to sell it as a transit system for all of the West Kootenay,” said Castlegar mayor and committee chair Lawrence Chernoff.

Also present at the inaugural meeting was BC Transit president and CEO Manuel Achadinha who complimented those in attendance for their “local government leadership” which enabled the process to get to this point.

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