During Active Transportation Month, Sunshine Coast Transit launched their “Kids Ride the Bus” program in local schools. Students at Ecole du Pacifique and Gibsons Elementary were treated to an hour of transit information and guidance by two engaging transit drivers, learning how public transit works and how to use it safely. The program includes a full-sized bus at the school for “real-life” transit experience with fare payment, seating and general etiquette. Each classroom going through the program receives a follow-up opportunity for transit travel in off-peak hours, as a group.
Kids Ride the Bus is a BC Transit program introducing elementary aged school children to public transit; further information may be found here: http://kidsridethebus.com/