Regional Ground Transportation Study

KELOWNA, BC: We value your input and want to invite your organization to participate in a Regional Ground Transportation Study.  This study will help us better understand passenger transportation needs and opportunities in the Southern Interior of BC. We hope to identify all existing ground transportation in the region, with a focus on connections between Southern Interior BC communities and in rural areas not served by existing public transportation.

The results of this research and outreach will be presented to key decision-makers at the Province in August 2023, and shared with stakeholders on the News page of the ETSI-BC website.

Target Participants
We would like to hear from local governments, First Nations communities, community organizations and service operators about what’s working, priorities for change, and their potential roles in future transportation.

Please share this information with others in your organization who can also provide perspective on community regional transportation needs and opportunities.

How to Participate:

  • Take the online survey available until June 26, 2023. Click here to take the survey.
  • Join us for one of the virtual roundtable discussions to be held June 14-21, 2023 with decision-makers and staff of Indigenous and local governments, existing transportation service providers and stakeholder community groups.  The June 20th at 2:30pm is a First Nations Roundtable.  Please sign up for a roundtable session that works for your schedule.

Click here to see the dates/times and to sign up for a virtual roundtable .

For more information about this project please visit or email the project team at


ETSI-BC, the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior, was created in 2006 with a $50 million endowment to assist in the growth and diversification of the economy of the Southern Interior of BC. The Trust is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, receiving input from Regional Advisory Committees made up of elected officials from both the Thompson-Okanagan and Columbia-Kootenay regions. We add value to the economic development ecosystem and provide funding for projects in four key funding streams:

1) Building economic development capacity,
2) Supporting business resilience and growth,
3) Developing human capital, and
4) Innovating and advancing key sectors.
For more information about ETSI-BC, visit the Our Story page on our website at

For More Information, please contact: Laurel Douglas, CEO | 236.420.3680 |                                                                                                                                                                                                


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