I am writing on behalf of Council to express our most sincere thanks to the Bowen Island Transportation Society for stepping up in a time of need to provide interim bus service for our community.
We appreciate how quickly and safely BTS was able to spring into action with the very short notice from TransLink that all bus service on the island was to be suspended as of May 2. I understand that TransLink has reinstated bus service to pre-pandemic levels effective May 11, but I am sure that the bus riders who rely on public transit appreciated the temporary service for the week that no other option was available.
We acknowledge that some drivers volunteered their time to keep the temporary bus running throughout the week, and for that, we thank them for their service.
The community spirit shown by BTS in this endeavour was admirable, and we are proud to have partnered with them to help our community in these challenging times.
Once again, thank you, Bowen Island Transportation Society, for everything you do in our community.