Big changes coming to North Van’s Phibbs Exchange bus loop

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Jun 29, 2022 – Brent Richter/North Shore News

For the first time in its almost-50-year history, North Vancouver’s Phibbs Exchange is set to go through a major overhaul.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with the federal government, is funding a $30-million upgrade to bring the bus loop up to modern standards and increase its capacity.

“They will find a Phibbs Exchange that is much more friendly and welcoming for transit users,” said Bowinn Ma, North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP MLA and minister of state for infrastructure.

“We’ve heard from a lot of people that Phibbs Exchange is just terrible from a user perspective. It’s dark at night. It can be scary for passengers who are travelling alone,” she said. “It’s clear that the demand on Phibbs Exchange has outgrown what it can actually provide. And on top of that, we want more people to feel comfortable riding on public transit.

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