FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George is offering free transit in partnership with BC Transit this spring for participants of Go By Bike Week, students graduating from high school, and all riders on national Clean Air Day.
“Every year, the City partners with BC Transit on a number of transit programs and promotions. We are happy to waive bus fares to encourage citizens to try our transit system,” said transportation and technical services manager, Dave Bradshaw. “The City is committed to providing accessible transportation options for residents in Prince George.”
Go by Bike Week
From May 29 to June 4, cyclists participating in Go By Bike Week can take advantage of free transit by showing their bike helmet when boarding the bus or by using the bike rack located on the front of the bus.
BC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, making it easier for cyclists to combine two forms of sustainable transportation when travelling longer distances - or when the weather changes throughout the day and makes cycling less desirable than it was first thing in the morning.
This June, grade 12 students in Prince George can take part in the GradPASS program that will allow for two free trips during graduation season. The program encourages graduates to consider all transportation options when planning a safe ride home.
To use a GradPASS, students simply scratch off their two chosen June travel days, which do not have to be consecutive. When boarding the bus, they present the card along with a valid student ID to the driver. Students will get their GradPASS card from their school later this month.
Clean Air Day
On June 7, the City is waiving fare for all riders to celebrate national Clean Air Day. Canadians are encouraged to take public transit or choose active transportation, like biking or walking, to decrease air pollution.
- Go By Bike Week - Go By Bike BC
- GradPASS program – BC Transit
- Prince George transit routes – BC Transit
Julie Rogers, communications manager