Thompson-Nicola Regional District officially exploring potential Kettle Valley Railway 'Rails to Trails' project.
Closed to trains in 1989, the Kettle Valley Railway system stretches from Midway all the way to Spences Bridge.
A motion from Area M director Randy Murray will see the regional-district investigate what it will take to get tenure over the former railway through the Merritt area.
"Part of it is to look at a Phase 2, to see how the trail system would work from Merritt to Spences Bridge. And, then potentially through Merritt in the future to connect with the Kettle Valley trail in the Okanagan, which has been a huge tourist draw."
The TNRD has already begun discussions with both the City of Merritt, and Lower Nicola Indian Band about the 'Rails to Trails' project.
Nicola Valley Transportation Society starting to see an uptick in people using the On-Request Service.
The door-to-door bus service has been in place for all of 2018, and while manager Frank Trenholm says it has taken a bit to catch on, 90 people accessed it in June, compared to the 31 people when it first started to be offered back in January.
But, while the increase is positive he believes there is still plenty of room for the numbers to grow.
"The service is increasing little by little, with more people using different aspects of it. Fore example, where we are seeing it most popular is with groups of people. It wasn't something expected, but many people are using the service together to get to where they need to go."
For more information on the On-Request Service, or to book at trip, call the Nicola Valley Transportation Society at 250-378-4080.