Free Saturday bus coming for summer

District of Clearwater council voted last Tuesday to bring in a Saturday bus service for the summer - and it will be free

Seniors, young people and others on limited incomes will get a break this summer.

District of Clearwater council voted last Tuesday to bring in a Saturday bus service for the summer – and it will be free.

The local transit service from Vavenby to Blackpool presently only operates on weekdays.

The Saturday bus will start at Vavenby in the morning and travel to Blackpool through town, stopping at the Farmers Market (Safety Mart) and Dutch Lake beach. It will go back again in the afternoon, providing two trips or one round trip each Saturday during the summer.

The exact schedule and route have not yet been finalized.

The enhanced service is predicted to need an additional 32 revenue hours of service. This would cost $2,011 annually, of which Clearwater’s share would be $833.