Transit use in Kitimat going up

BC Transit reports a rise in transit users in Kitimat over last year.

Transit ridership in Kitimat is on the rise, according to a news rlease from BC Transit.

The company said that ridership is up 6.1 per cent, as recorded in the company’s annual report for the 2012/13 year.

That works out to 144,125 passengers, compared to 135,890 in 2011/12.

BC Transit says the higher numbers is a reflection of the influx of people and industry to the region.

“We are pleased to see that there are a growing number of transit customers in the Kitimat region,” said BC Transit President, Manuel Achadinha, in the news release.

“The increase in passenger trips affirms public transit is efficient and effective whether you are a newcomer or long-time resident.”