Sharing the Stories of Transit

Release date: 
July 26, 2021

Kamloops BC – Earlier this year, the City and BC Transit put a call out looking for Kamloops residents to share their positive stories about how transit has changed their lives. The submissions we received were uplifting and heartfelt, and we want to thank everyone for sharing their stories. 
 
It is clear from the submissions that public transit provides so much more than just transportation—it enriches lives, offers equal access to employment and recreation, and helps create opportunities for residents to maintain or increase their overall quality of life while working towards reducing traffic congestion and lowering our community’s carbon footprint. 
 
Two of these stories have been developed into videos. Visit Kamloops.ca/TellYourStory to hear how transit has changed the lives of two Kamloops residents and read other submissions from the community. A third video is in the works and will be released later this year.

“BC Transit takes pride in providing transportation service our customers can rely on,” said Christy Ridout, Vice President of Business Development for BC Transit. “These Kamloops stories are great examples of the key connection our buses and drivers provide, giving people the chance to explore their communities while using the more sustainable travel alternative.”
 
“The submissions we received really gave us an insight into how transit affects people’s everyday lives, and how it makes a difference,” said Spencer Behn, the City’s Transportation Engineer. “Especially during the times of COVID, it was really uplifting to hear such positive stories, and we’re excited to share them with the rest of the community.”
 
Have a story to share? We’d still love to hear from you. Visit Kamloops.ca/TellYourStory for details.