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Bus service resumes to Gateway Loop, Gondola Exchange

Phase 2 of multimillion-dollar Gateway Loop upgrade begins this fall

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After weeks of construction, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has reopened the Gateway Loop and Gondola Exchange for bus service.

Both locations had been undergoing renovations as part of the municipality’s efforts to improve the transit experience.

Those travelling to or from Whistler by coach will once again be able to board at the newly-upgraded Gateway Loop. All Whistler Transit bus routes that were relocated for paving work as can now board at the Gondola Exchange bus loop.

Motor coaches are no longer allowed to park in the Day Lots and have been relocated to a number of locations. See whistler.ca/parking for details.

Phase 2 of the multimillion-dollar Gateway Loop project, which includes landscaping and the construction of a roof feature, will begin in the fall.

The redesign of the site was based on extensive community input over the past several years, and is aimed at improving the visitor arrival experience as well as the usability of the area for buses, taxis, other vehicles, and pedestrians. Plans for the $6.8-million upgrade include the installation of eight coach bus ports covered by a 550-square-metre roof, a designated taxi loading and queue area, public parking, and a pedestrian median barrier along Village Gate Boulevard.

For more information, visit whistler.ca/gatewayloop.

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