Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FVRD News

On the Buses

FVRD approves funding for express to Langley

Released by the FVRD

 

itizens of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) are getting a new bus service that will connect residents of Chilliwack and Abbotsford with Langley and Metro Vancouver. The Fraser Valley Express that is expected to commence in 2015 will take local residents to Langley's Carvolth Transit Exchange.

 

In addition to supporting local economies, the service will also increase access for citizens to regional facilities such as University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), hospitals and law courts. District officials continue to work on determining final fare structures, schedule development and potential bus routes.

"I am very pleased to see the City of Abbotsford's leadership promoting a greener footprint. This service will substantially reduce the number of cars on the road, which will subsequently reduce emissions in the Fraser Valley's fragile airshed that is home to over 300,000 residents and grows nearly half of the province's food source. The FVRD is also home to the University of the Fraser Valley with who we have been working to assist in inter-campus travel. The convenience of this service will enable students to commute to and from campuses in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission as well as potentially increase enrollment from pupils in other nearby Fraser Valley communities," Sharon Gaetz, FVRD Chair, said.

Last fall the FVRD introduced two new higher capacity Vicinity buses into the Agassiz-Harrison Transit System, which is one of the province's most successful transit systems.

According to Gaetz, "the FVRD looks forward to working closely with partners in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and other stakeholders to ensure citizens remain the beneficiaries of the Fraser Valley Express-a service they have been wanting for quite some time."
 

 

 

 

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