NEWS RELEASE · 18th April 2014
April 22, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of public transit in Kitimat. BC Transit and the District of Kitimat are celebrating with free transit service all day long! Take advantage of the free service and stop by the Customer Appreciation Celebration from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Centre Mall bus stop. Local government officials, BC Transit staff, and employees of our operating partners in Kitimat, First Canada ULC and Kitimat Minibus Ltd., will be handing out cookies, tea and coffee to our customers.
Kitimat Transit operates seven days a week with three local routes. Plus there are strong regional connectors to Kitamaat Village and Terrace through Skeena Regional Transit.
In 2013/14, BC Transit provided more than 184,000 passenger trips in Kitimat which was a 3% increase over the previous year. Kitimat Minibus delivered 4,337 TaxiDART passenger trips in 2013/14.
“For 40 years, passengers, local government, First Canada and BC Transit have contributed to a successful transit system,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “As the region grows with new industries, transit will continue to provide an important service to the communities.”
“Transit services in Kitimat have been well-used for decades,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan. “With our community growing at a fast pace, more and more people will rely on public transportation in the years to come.”
“Congratulations Kitimat residents on 40 fantastic years of supporting and growing public transit,” said Brian Anderson, Vice President of Operations and COO. “I look forward to meeting and thanking the transit riders that have made this system such a success.”