Regional Transportation Enhancement (RTE)

The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior BC (ETSI-BC) recognizes the importance of inter-community ground transportation service to the economic and social needs of residents in BC’s Southern Interior. Thanks to financial support from the Province of BC, through the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI), ETSI-BC commissioned the Regional Ground Transportation Study outlining the issues and opportunities and we are now pleased to offer the Regional Transportation Enhancement (RTE) funding program.

The Regional Transportation Enhancement (RTE) Program  provides non-repayable grants to help enhance transportation plans, partnerships, technology, service communication and seasonal connections between communities in the Southern Interior of BC. A primary focus of this funding program is enhancing transportation opportunities in Indigenous, smaller and more rural communities that may currently have little or no transportation access.

A total of $650,000.00 was available to fund projects with an end date of October 15, 2024.  The following three funding streams form part of the RTE Program.

This funding stream is now closed.


There are three funding streams in this program. Eligible applicants may apply under one or more of these funding streams:

RTE 1 – Planning & Partnership Development

  • Supports planning studies and partnership development in support of improving transportation options and addressing transportation gaps.

RTE 2 – Technology & Service Communication

  • Supports the delivery of technology and service communication initiatives to improve how transportation options are operated and or communicated.

RTE 3 – Seasonal Service Delivery/Expansion

  • Supports the delivery of seasonal service and/or expansion to existing local, regional, or inter-regional ground passenger transportation services within the Southern Interior

If you have any questions, please contact info@etsi-bc.ca.

Current Offerings

Funding Intake Closed Oct 31



Key Dates

Sept 18 - Oct 31

Application Guide