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Local bus makes routing change to improve efficiency and safety
Users of the BC Transit bus service in Osoyoos will see a routing change starting this week.
The changes affect Route 1, which is the Monday to Thursday service running within the town. They came into effect Tuesday.
Meribeth Burton, a spokesperson for BC Transit, said there are two changes, one to improve scheduling efficiency and the other to eliminate a safety hazard.
The direction of a northern loop is being reversed to eliminate difficulties with left turns and crossing Main Street especially when traffic is backed up in the summer. The northern loop, which runs along Main Street and through the area with apple street names, will now run counterclockwise.
In a second change, the bus will no longer make a left turn from 72 Avenue onto 89 Street. This turn was considered unsafe because a hedge obstructs the driver’s vision. Instead the bus will turn onto 89 Street from 70 Avenue.
The bus runs Monday to Thursday leaving Cottonwood at 7 a.m. A second trip at noon runs from Tuesday to Thursday.
For more information about BC Transit call 250-495-8054 or visit www.bctransit.com/regions/oso.