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Regional district is looking at possibility of moving some bus stops

General manager of transportation services in the regional district, Dennis Trudeau, said the RDN is looking at changing bus stop locations in Parksville.

He said the industry standard is to have 400 metres between bus stops. Recently bus stop locations in Qualicum Beach were assessed and no changes were made but in Nanaimo they made changes to 50 stops.

Trudeau said they took into consideration feedback from riders and out of the 50 bus stop changes they considered the public input resulted in six of their proposed bus stop changes being altered.

He said in the case of Parksville, they will also take into consideration suggestions from the public as well as input from local government staff.

 

He said they may relocate stops, take away some or potentially add new ones but added notices will be put on any bus stops that are changed.                  — Brenda Gough