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Two buses with room for mobility aids added to Shuswap Transit System fleet

Each Spirit of Freedom bus can carry up to 21 passengers and 2 mobility aids
Two new light-duty buses have been added to the Shuswap Transit System fleet. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Two new light duty buses are now operating in the Shuswap Transit System, helping provide a safe, continuous and reliable transit service for riders.

BC Transit said the 26-foot light-duty Arboc Spirit of Freedom buses can carry up to 21 seated passengers and provide flexibility for up to two mobility aids, such as wheelchairs.

“Each bus is equipped with a white LED destination sign that clearly shows the bus number, route name, and destination,” said BC Transit. “The interior of the buses includes modern vinyl seating and better interior lighting to make the commuting experience much more comfortable for riders.”

BC Transit said the two buses cost just over $441,690, and explained the purchase was cost shared through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), “where eligible costs for infrastructure and fleet investments are shared between the Governments of Canada, the Province, local governments and other partners.”

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