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Rural community transit woes: You can’t get there from here

Editor’s note: Transit worries are not unique to Powell River. On Cortes and Read Islands, the immediate challenge for people without cars is getting to Campbell River. The Klahoose Community Bus travels from Cortes to Campbell River and back twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However there is no direct bus from Campbell River to Vancouver either. Instead, you can take IslandLink from Campbell River to Nanaimo, board a BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay (as foot passenger), then catch a bus to Vancouver.

Originally published on qathet Living

Ever since Malaspina Coachlines died here, the dream was this: a BC Transit bus that ran regularly from downtown Powell River to downtown Vancouver. Fares would be affordable, service would be predictable, coaches would be accessible for those with mobility challenges, and costs would be shared between the Province, local taxpayers, and fares ​– ​​same as any other BC Transit bus. 

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