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Prince George council increases funding for Highway 16 transit

Prince George is committing $50,000 annually over five towards public transit on Highway 16.

Mayor and council announced they would increase their financial support from one to five years last night.

Councils in Smithers, Telkwa, Fraser Lake, Granisle and Houston have all committed to supporting a Highway 16 inter-community transit service between Burns Lake and Smithers and Burns Lake and Prince George.

The province says the $5-million Highway 16 Transportation Action Plan will expand transit service along Highway 16, which is also known as the Highway of Tears for the number of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing between Prince George and Prince Rupert.

Two-thirds of the funding will come from the province with regional and municipal governments sharing the remaining one-third costs.

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