Smithers and Moricetown are partnering with the province to improve transit between the two communities.
The province is providing money for transit service between Moricetown and Smithers six days a week.
Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach says it’s great news for the area because the towns already have a close relationship with one another.
Mayor Bachrach says both communities chipped in funding to making the bus service a reality.
He says the next step is ironing out details with B-C Transit.
Moricetown Band Chief Duane Mitchell says the service will help everybody in both communities.
Mitchell says he’s also open to exploring options for service to Terrace.
The funding is from the province’s Highway 16 Action Plan to improve safety and accessibility along the Highway 16 corridor.
The service is expected to start in January.