According to the latest update on the Hwy. 16 actionplan, there are four service area segments – Burns to Prince George; Burns Lake to Smithers; Hazeltons area to Terrace; and Prince Rupert to Terrace.
In the Burns Lake to Prince George segment, one round trip per day is being proposed, three days per week. The suggested days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The proposed schedule would offer a four to five hour window for people to stay in Prince George. The proposed routing would connect key health, shopping, recreation and dense residential destinations, including the Westgate Mall, Pine Centre, Spruceland Mall, the Prince George Hospital and the downtown area in Prince George.
In the Burns Lake to Smithers segment, one to two round trips per day are being proposed, offering a four to five hour window for people to stay in Smithers.
Buses will operate three days per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
As part of the Hwy. 16 action plan, buses would also connect communities near the main hubs to Hwy. 16, such as the Southside. However, it still hasn’t been determined which communities will be served since applications for the community vehicle grant program are still open.