handyDART expands transit service to meet Cowichan's growing demand

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HandyDART bus service in Cowichan has been expanded with 1,600 more hours.

B.C. Transit brass says in a release the service boost — four hours weekdays, eight hours on Saturdays, effective Sept. 4 —  was added to better serve the valley's growing need for public transit.

"With those added service hours, comes an extra custom bus," Transit agents say.

To fill service gaps in certain areas of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, a four-month pilot project is also revving.

"The project will allow for four hours of service per week to the Shawnigan Lake area, and the Cowichan Lake area including Honeymoon Bay and Youbou," BCT states.

Service adjustments will happen after the trial period when Transit and the CVRD better understand ridership needs there.

HandyDART service is door-to-door and available to qualified riders.

Its busy buses in regular Cowichan service boast low floors and ramps that accommodate customers with mobility limitations.

For more, visit, or call 250-748-1230.


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