VICTORIA – The Federal government and BC Transit, announced a joint investment of more than $20.6 million towards a central Provincial Distribution Centre in Colwood.
Funding will upgrade three warehouse spaces in the City to establish a central facility for BC Transit’s provincial bus fleet. The Provincial Distribution Centre, located near two major transit centres, will ensure a high level of bus availability, support fleet maintenance activities, and serve as a centralized space to store parts for different types of buses, including Battery Electric Buses (BEBs).
Once complete, the Provincial Distribution Centre will improve employee safety and working environment by eliminating the need to work outside in bad weather. The Centre will also help BC Transit keep more buses in service, making public transit more reliable and a more desirable option for residents.
“BC Transit thanks our government partners for their investment in this important project. Funding for a central warehouse facility will better support the overall management of our growing provincial fleet, ensuring that we are able to keep our essential transit services running efficiently for our valued customers,” said Erinn Pinkerton, President and CEO of BC Transit
The Government of Canada is investing $2,339,374, the Government of British Columbia is investing $8,437,128 and local governments are investing $9,893,892.
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