A new bus company stationed in Merritt is proposing to fill a lot of gaps in transit in the southern Interior.
Merritt Shuttle Bus Service plans to run daily routes through Spences Bridge, Merritt and Logan Lake to Kamloops.
It also plans to transport workers to the Highland Valley Copper Mine.
But director of operations Gene Field says they need to secure funding, soon.
“We just found out yesterday that the federal government is supposed to be helping some of these companies to get started, so we’re to get some funding from them.
The company has also been approved by the Passenger Transportation Board to run routes to Langley, Kelowna and Prince George.
But Field says they have to get two buses on the road by Nov. 21 or they lose their license.
“We’ve had to push the launch date back a couple of times now, and I know people are getting impatient,” Field says.
Field says he’s hoping the bus service can start on Nov. 15 if all goes to plan.