The new transportation service, which has been in the planning stages for a number of months, will be looking to capture the growing number of North Coast travellers who have been taking advantage of the wider range of flight options that are offered by the Northwest Regional Airport.
As well, the Shuttle service will make a stop at the Skeena Mall for those looking to do a bit of day shopping in Terrace, which has become the central hub of the region and features a wider array of stores and services than currently are found in Prince Rupert.
Setting up shop in offices at the Highliner Inn, the SG Shuttle bus will depart from the same area that the BC Bus currently departs from, with their website now open for registration for those looking to explore the schedule options or to book a trip.
Departures from Prince Rupert take place at 7AM and 3:30 PM, while return trips from the Northwest Regional Airport leave Terrace at 11:30 AM and 8PM
|The BC North Bus pulling away from the Highliner Inn,|
the New SG Shuttle between Prince Rupert and the Terrace airport will
depart and arrive twice daily from the same location
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Taking the new website out for a test drive, and using Tuesday, September 3rd, the day that SG Shuttle hopes to launch their first trip, the cost of a one way ticket between Prince Rupert and Terrace would come to 35 dollars.
For more information about the new transportation service call 1-778-668-7180 (Monday to Saturday 9AM to 5PM)
Or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The new service will operate seven days a week and may find that its popularity grows as the fall and winter weather arrives, as travellers decide to let the professionals do the driving for those out of town getaways.
The City of Prince Rupert will also no doubt be keeping an eye on how much success the new venture has and what kind of an impact it has on passenger levels out of Prince Rupert's Digby Island Airport and for the Digby Island Ferry.
The best way to try to keep local levels consistent for the airport may be to redouble their efforts in bringing a second airline to the city and increasing the number of flight options out of the city, making the Prince Rupert option more competitive towards the range of flights now offered out of Terrace.
As well, the opportunity for easier access to the commercial sector in Terrace, may require some additional work from City Council towards bringing more stores and services to Prince Rupert, if they wish to see the community rebuild its commercial options and reduce the desire for the one hour forty minute transit.
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