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29 new bus stops coming to Prince George

29 new bus stops coming to Prince George

The benches have also been redesigned to help the elderly or people with limited mobility stand easily, Bradshaw said, and the handrails in the middle of the bench are designed to help people lift themselves up.

“The importance of (the new bus shelters) is to ensure there are still amenities for our passengers,” Bradshaw said.

Each bus stop costs $19,000, and funding comes from partnerships with organizations like the City of Prince George, BC Transit and Pattison Outdoor, with Pattison contributing $500,000 to the project.

“It’s something that we’re happy to work with the city on and make these new units available to transit users. And we hope that this really helps encourage transit ridership in the city,” said Christian Buschner, Pattison Outdoor Transit Development Director.

Buschner added that the work will not end with just renovations, but there may also be expansions to the public transportation system.

“We will also be working with the City to add several new locations. As we look at what those new locations will look like, it will be exciting to bring a few additional units to various new areas,” Buschner said.

The renovations are being done in three phases, with phase one already underway. Phase two will begin next week and phase three will begin in August. The expectation is for all 29 bus stops to be completed by mid-August. The full list of bus stop renovations can be found below, and Bradshaw explained that each location has two billboards, so the locations are listed twice.

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