Peter Pare is an Emeritus Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UBC. He and Lisa Baile have had property on Pender since 1980 and built their log house on Armadale Road. Peter's interest in the Community Bus project is based on concern for the green house gas emissions generated by Pender residents and the lack of public transportation for seniors and youth on the island. It is his hope that the pilot project will show that there is broad community support for a Community Bus on the Pender Islands.
Niall Parker has been a full time resident on Pender since 2003 and member of Moving Around Pender since it started. Current chair of MAP and Compliance Officer for the Community Bus project, he is responsible for applications and permits for operation of the bus, communications with NSC branch of Ministry of Transportation, also collection and review of volunteer driver documentation. In addition to bus responsibilities, Niall is involved with other MAP initiatives such as off road trails to reduce the energy and pollution caused by transportation on Pender.
Thomas Boland is currently studying Business and Computer Science. He became involved with the bus project in August 2016 when he developed the LiveTrack Service to track the bus in real-time. Formerly the bus group's schedule designer, he develops the bus website, transit management software, and new tracking hardware to be installed on board the bus.