MAP hopes to expand the Bus service to 3 days a week during the winter months and 6 days a week during the summer.
Winter - 3 days a week: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Rationale: All stores are open, Nu-To- Yu open Friday/Saturday, Winter Market open Saturday, clinic open Thursday/Friday, students travelling on Friday/Saturday, and people going off-island Thursday/Friday.
If demand and resources are sufficient MAP would like to expand the routes for the bus. In our Passenger Transportation Branch service plan we included 5 additional potential routes (see image).
MAP plans to purchase a second smaller bus (10 seats). This will serve as a back-up for the larger bus and could be deployed when demand is low since the running cost would be lower.
MAP hopes to continue raising operating funds through grants and community events and donations. With the Community Hall, MAP will apply to the Islands Savings Foundation for operating dollars and will support various community fundraisers
Donations for the bus of more than $20 are tax deductible if made out to the CRD. Contact us for more information.
MAP will continue to train and sponsor volunteer bus drivers. Let us know if you're interested!
MAP will continue to solicit community input about the bus. Share your suggestions and input about any aspect of the service with us!