Labour shortage impacts BC Transit service in Campbell River, Comox Valley

Labour shortage impacts BC Transit service in Campbell River, Comox Valley
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Transit users in Campbell River and the Comox Valley will see cancellations and altered schedules due to labour shortages in the regions, according to BC Transit.

The company issued near-identical statements for the two regions, saying that the service interruptions will continue through Sept. 11 to 17.

The interruptions will result in altered schedules, and sometimes cancellations with short notice.

“BC Transit understands the impact these disruptions have on riders and does its best to notify customers immediately,” the company says in the statements. “BC Transit apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause and continues to appreciate the patience of customers during this time.”

Alerts will be issued on BC Transit’s website once cancellations are confirmed, and customers are encouraged to use the Transit App, where updates will also be posted. Riders in Campbell River can sign up to receive email alerts for trip cancellations at the alert page for the region, and Comox Valley riders can do the same on the alert page for that region.

BC Transit and PWTransit, the operating company for both regions, are working to hire more drivers. Anyone who is interested in driving is encouraged to apply with PWTransit.

This is not the first time BC Transit has had to alter schedules due to labour shortages recently.

In June, in the Comox Valley a driver shortage resulted in changes to schedules and cancellations.

READ PREVIOUS: BC Transit facing shortage of workers, delays in Comox Valley

The schedule changes in Campbell River have been ongoing since the end of August, when notices were issued to users of the driver shortage.

READ PREVIOUS: Driver shortage leads to route cancellations in Campbell River: BC Transit

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