March 10, 2018, 4:56 pm
The routes and the costs
Anna Machial says
March 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm
We already have transit to Kelowna through BC Transit. Go to bctransit .com /south-okanagan-similkameen/schedules-and-maps
The bus leaves the Oliver for Kelowna on Mondays. Twice a day if you’re only going to Penticton. For $8 round trip you can go to Kelowna. Why pay twice for a redundant service?
Clearly we have it, why aren’t you using it?
Larry Schwartzenberger says
March 17, 2018 at 9:43 am
I believe this proposal is BC Transit, not in addition to BC Transit. It is for the expansion of their existing service.
Ed Machial says
March 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm
I find it funny how quick people are to approve of something when they don’t have to pay for it. or when some else if forced to subsidize it. Only $2.25 per household! on top of this, that and everything else is how we end up with property taxes that keep climbing!Let the users pay and keep your hands out of my pocket!
As it is the local hub for many of the companies I deal with, I deal in Kelowna quite often. It’s much more efficient to have the products shipped as there are multiple options to get stuff here twice a day from Kelowna!
Further more, outside of commercial or industrial goods we can buy everything needed without going past Penticton. In fact we purchase most household items in town. Unless your feeding a large family of bottomless pits, some simple math (and considering aspects) all would show that on average, it cost more to shop out of town.
If you are used to having all the amenities close at hand and would like that convince again, then its likely that you have moved here from a larger center. Please feel free to move back!
Mo Doerr says
March 16, 2018 at 4:43 am
I believe the largest reason for this is many people have appointments in these communities and many have no transportation….this is not a transit for shopping….
stanley zappa says
March 17, 2018 at 8:16 am
Who knows, maybe some people from Kelowna will want to come to Oliver to enjoy some of the unique offerings (fine dining, a boutique hotel, multiple empty lots on main street) we have here!
Publisher: Stanley – I believe the tongue in your cheek is starting to squeak. Drive in Osoyoos and you see empty commercial lots and to the north OK Falls and the big city of Penticton.
Oliver had a hotel but it was not appreciated.
Oliver is getting a new hotel but before it got off the drawing board it was being “pot shot-ed” by critics – where nothing is ‘ever good enough’.
For our size as a large town/small city – we have loads of eateries, wine stops and retail markets. Homes, Parks and Recreational facilities galore – no one has our river, bridge and hike and bike trails. Time to change gears and think positive.
Robin Hood says
March 15, 2018 at 11:21 am
Yes do it and we will use it .
March 15, 2018 at 11:17 am
Long over due do it and we will use it, !!!
Joan Potter says
March 12, 2018 at 10:05 am
Yes, a great start for a growing community, with more pick up locations and good advertising, we are off and riding.
Donna Arnold says
March 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm
I’m in at that price. I don’t need transit myself, but in the future? Who knows?
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