January 7, 2020

Cranbrook, BC (January 7, 2020) -- handyDART customers in the Cranbrook Transit System are now able to utilize additional services, thanks to 1,000 service expansion hours.

BC Transit and the City of Cranbrook are pleased to announce expansion hours to handyDART services in the Cranbrook Transit System effective January 6, 2020. The expansion also includes an additional bus to the handyDART fleet.

“The handyDART service is a great service for a growing number of users in Cranbrook. The additional bus and service hours will help alleviate some problems users were having. We are very grateful to BC Transit and Cranbrook Transit for providing this expansion to a very worthwhile and well used alternative for the citizens of Cranbrook,” say Mayor Lee Pratt.

handyDART is an accessible, door-to-door shared transit service for people with permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent them from using fixed-route transit without assistance from another person. BC Transit works hard to match the needs of custom transit services across the province.

This expansion provides customers with more access and reliability when using the handyDART service during peak travel times.

“BC Transit is pleased to announce this handyDART service expansion in the Cranbrook Transit System. This is another step towards providing our customers in Cranbrook with better service to meet growing ridership demands in the region. With this expansion, we look forward to providing our handyDART customers with more opportunities to connect with their community,” says Erinn Pinkerton, BC Transit President and CEO.

“handyDART provides a key community connection for people unable to use conventional transit, and we will continue supporting improvements for this essential service. It’s great to see BC Transit adding 1,000 service hours in Cranbrook so people needing handyDART have every opportunity to access it," says Claire Trevena, BC Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

For more information on handyDART services in the Cranbrook Transit system, please visit www.bctransit.com/cranbrook/riderinfo/handydart.

**With files provided by BC Transit.

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