Construction has begun on a new $15.6-million transit centre in Kamloops, B.C., to meet the growing number of riders.
“Kamloops is focusing on promoting transit as an alternative mode of transportation by investing in the infrastructure needed to support it, such as the recent construction of transit exchanges at Lansdowne Village and Sydney Avenue,” said Peter Milobar, the city’s mayor. “This new facility is yet another step in the right direction.”
The project will include an administration and maintenance building, seven service bays, a diesel fuelling station, a wash bay, and a storage area. It will also double the capacity for bus parking, increasing the number of spaces from 40 to 85. The new location, which is to be completed by the fall of 2012, is adjacent to the current transit facility and will house the Kamloops Transit System for the next 25 years.
Funding for the centre is provided by the Canadian government through the Building Canada Fund, Major Infrastructure Component ($4 million), the Province of British Columbia ($6 million), and the City of Kamloops ($5.6 million).