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Transit ridership in Campbell River is on the rise

BC Transit and the City of Campbell River announce ridership is on the rise – up nine per cent over last year.

In its Annual Report, BC Transit celebrated Campbell River as a market leader with 608,725 trips in 2011/12 compared with 558,885 in 2010/11.

BC Transit said it is encouraged with the growing number of customers who hold monthly passes or who are buying prepaid tickets. Monthly passes are up by 17 per cent for adults and seniors, while college monthly pass holders have climbed 40 per cent this year. Prepaid tickets grew 10 per cent in the 2011/12 fiscal year.

“Attracting new riders is always exciting,” said Manuel Achadinha, BC Transit president and CEO. “But when we can build long-term relationships with our riders, we know that our system is an effective and efficient alternative to the single occupancy vehicle.”

Mayor Walter Jakeway was also satisfied to see more people electing to use transit.

“We are pleased that the ridership has increased so significantly and that Campbell River residents are encouraged to choose transit as a safe, environment friendly and cost-effective transportation mode,” said Jakeway.

For information on routes, schedules and fares visit, www.bctransit.com or call (250) 287-7433.

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