Take the Bus to the Comox Air Show

COMOX VALLEY – BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are providing special shuttle bus service to 19 Wing Comox on Saturday August 15, 2015.

The Air Show shuttle service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Buses leave Driftwood Mall Transit Exchange and the Park & Rides at the Exhibition Grounds and North Island College with the drop off at the Air Show gates. handyDART is also available for registered customers but space is limited so call early to book a trip.

“The air show is a huge draw for residents and visitors, attracting more than 10,000 people,” said Comox Valley MLA Don McRae. “I encourage people to plan to take the park-and-ride specials to CFB Comox.”

“The special shuttle bus service to the last air show here was a great success, as it allowed thousands of people to avoid sitting in traffic and searching for parking,” said Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD board chair. “Anyone who took the shuttle to 19 Wing last time knows how easy it was to just hop on one of the special shuttle buses and get right to the show – stress-free. If you didn’t take the bus to the air show last time, and wished you had – you have the opportunity to take advantage of the service this time.”

“BC Transit is a proud partner in supporting this popular community event,” said Erinn Pinkerton, Executive Director of Business Development. “Our service provides a fast and efficient way for people to spend less time in traffic and more time at this great event with friends and family.”

Rides on the Air Show transit shuttles are free. Donations will be gratefully accepted from riders to help support the cost of providing the service. Regular fares apply for all other routes.

Photo: L-R: Colonel Tom Dunne, 19 Wing Commander; Mike Zbarsky, Comox Valley Regional District, Chris Fudge, BC Transit Regional Transit Manager

For more information on routes, schedules and maps please consult the website or call 250.339.5453.

Media Contacts:
Mike Zbarsky
Manager of Transit and Sustainability
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334.6037

John Barry
Manager of Corporate and Online Communications
BC Transit,
Tel: 250.995.5830
Email: media@bctransit.com