What’s New: Health Connections coming to Boundary Transit System

Health Connections coming to Boundary Transit System

Jul 20, 2020
Transit System: Boundary

GRAND FORKS – Interior Health, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and BC Transit are announcing a new Health Connections route between Rock Creek and Grand Forks as part of a planned service change beginning August 1. The route 70 Health Connections service will operate every Tuesday from approximately 8:30am to 2:30pm, and will have additional stops in Midway and Greenwood.

The Health Connections bus is being fully funded by the Interior Health Authority, and will provide local communities with accessible transportation options to non-emergency medical appointments. While customers with medical appointments have priority, everyone is eligible to use this service if space is available. The fare will be $1.75 per trip to align with the current cost of Greenwood to Grand Forks service in the Boundary Transit System.

By operating the route 70 Health Connections bus every Tuesday between Rock Creek and Grand Forks, service will align with the operating hours for the Boundary Community Food bank. This will ensure local people are able to coordinate the two services as needed.

The Greenwood-Grand Forks trip on Fridays will remain in place, and three days per week of on-demand service in Grand Forks will be maintained on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

This service change coincides with a change in operating companies. Beginning August 1, Trail Transit Services will be taking over operation of the Boundary Transit System from Interior Health, who will continue to provide full service levels while accommodating the transition.

For questions about Health Connections services or to book a trip, please call 1-855-993-3100.

For more information visit: https://www.bctransit.com/boundary/home