BC Transit In Abbotsford, Mission – Stuff The Bus December 2 & 3, New Transit Facility

Abbotsford The City of Abbotsford and BC Transit invite you to drop by Save-On-Foods or Superstore on December 2 and 3 and help Stuff the Bus with non-perishable food or cash donations to benefit the Abbotsford Food Bank.

Look for the BC Transit bus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following locations, and help make someone’s season little brighter:

Saturday, December 2

Superstore (2855 Gladwin Road)

Sunday, December 3

Save-On-Foods (32700 South Fraser Highway)

For more information, service updates and alerts in Abbotsford, please visit bctransit.com/central-fraser-valley.

Also, BC Transit is working with the City of Abbotsford on a proposal to develop a new transit operations and maintenance facility on Gladys Avenue just south of Pratt Road in Abbotsford.

The existing transit operations and maintenance facility is located outside of Abbotsford at 1225 Riverside Road and cannot meet the growing needs of the community. It is constrained by limited space for bus storage and maintenance and it does not have compressed natural gas fueling capability or an automated bus wash facility. From 2005 to 2010, Central Fraser Valley transit ridership has grown by nearly a million passengers. However, there has been limited ability to expand transit service in part because this existing facility has reached its capacity.

The facility has been designed for the storage and maintenance of approximately 100 buses (with the capacity to expand to 150 to meet future growth). It includes a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, an automated bus wash, seven maintenance bays and administrative offices. In the new location, BC Transit will be better able to improve transit service for Central Fraser Valley transit users by locating closer to local routes and by reducing costs for fuel and labour. With CNG fueling, the new facility will also accommodate CNG buses which are quieter, cleaner burning and more cost efficient than diesel buses.

The $28 million project is part of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. Costs will be shared between the Government of Canada, the Province of BC, and the local governments of the City of Abbotsford and District of Mission.

BC Transit has filed applications for rezoning for the proposed location with the City of Abbotsford. Public consultation will be part of the rezoning process, and we welcome feedback. The process will include a BC Transit led open house, a City of Abbotsford led public meeting, and a public hearing with City of Abbotsford council. Questions or comments about the project can be directed to 1-250-995-5696 or CFVproject@bctransit.com

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