Transit in Vernon
During community consultation for the Master Transportation Plan, Vernon residents articulated that their number one transportation priority was public transit improvements. A safe, reliable, frequent transit system has many benefits to the community.
- Lower greenhouse gas emissions
- Greater mobility for seniors and youth
- More travel options for families
- Less money required for new road infrastructure
- Fewer cars on the road
Starting on September 1, 2021, children 12 and under will be able to "Get on Board" any Vernon Regional Transit bus as part of the provincial government's commitment to efficient, reliable and affordable transit for families. Parents, guardians, and adult chaperones will still need to pay their fare. Children aged five and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This program replaces Vernon Regional Transit's Kids Ride Free Program, which allowed adult customers to bring up to four children aged 12 and under on board for free, and the Class Rides Free program that provided one free bus ride per year for schools located in Vernon.
For more information, visit the Vernon Regional Transit website.