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Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)

Public transit is now free for children under 12 across B.C.

Approximately 370,000 children will be eligible to ride public transit free of charge

 

Photo: BC Transit

BC Transit routes scaled up for return of school and in-person activities

Face coverings mandatory again starting Wednesday

  • Aug 25, 2021

 

B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)

Feedback sought on East Sooke bus extension through Beecher Bay

Route will connect Scia’new First Nation at Beecher Bay with East Sooke, Langford

B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)
Christy Ridout, BC Transit’s vice-president of business development, outlines Greater Victoria’s RapidBus initiative, which will aim to better connect areas with the highest travel demand in the region, including the West Shore. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s first RapidBus route aims to cut West Shore to downtown travel time

The corridor is expected to be fully up and running within three years

Christy Ridout, BC Transit’s vice-president of business development, outlines Greater Victoria’s RapidBus initiative, which will aim to better connect areas with the highest travel demand in the region, including the West Shore. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)

Masks recommended on transit across B.C.

Despite mask requirements lifting July 1, face coverings still recommended on transit

Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)
Victoria Regional Transit System routes 7 UVic/Downtown, 21 Interurban/Downtown and 53 Colwood/Langford will undergo changes as of June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria school routes scaled down for summer by BC Transit

Service changes take effect June 28, enhanced service returns this fall and winter

Victoria Regional Transit System routes 7 UVic/Downtown, 21 Interurban/Downtown and 53 Colwood/Langford will undergo changes as of June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Another 16 Micro Bird G5 handyDART buses are being added to Victoria’s fleet this week. The models are equipped with rear lifts to help riders with mobility aids on and off the bus. (Courtesy of B.C. Transit)

New handyDART buses in service around Greater Victoria

Among new model’s features are rear lifts to help passengers with mobility aids get in and out

Another 16 Micro Bird G5 handyDART buses are being added to Victoria’s fleet this week. The models are equipped with rear lifts to help riders with mobility aids on and off the bus. (Courtesy of B.C. Transit)
Traffic is diverted around a doubledecker bus involved Tuesday morning in a collision with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Douglas Street mid-block, according to Victoria police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Pedestrian struck by double-decker bus on Douglas Street

Pedestrian taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Traffic is diverted around a doubledecker bus involved Tuesday morning in a collision with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Douglas Street mid-block, according to Victoria police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 days free transit in June for Greater Victoria high school grads

Those finishing high school can choose two days to travel free on the bus

The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)
Debbie Simpson (left), who drives the No. 14 bus between the University of Victoria and Victoria General Hospital, made a connection with two-year-old bus-lover Adalyn Wall (right) and brought her a BC Transit goodie bag on May 5. (Photo courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit driver brings joy to bus-loving Greater Victoria toddler

Adalyn Wall, 2, receives bus-themed gift bag from driver pal

Debbie Simpson (left), who drives the No. 14 bus between the University of Victoria and Victoria General Hospital, made a connection with two-year-old bus-lover Adalyn Wall (right) and brought her a BC Transit goodie bag on May 5. (Photo courtesy BC Transit)
Using the former E&N rail line, seen here during the passenger train days in Esquimalt, for express buses to and from Langford makes sense for the corridor, says one reader. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Busway the way to go for former E&N rail bed

A busway for the metro-Victoria section of the former E&N railway is…

  • May 22, 2021
Using the former E&N rail line, seen here during the passenger train days in Esquimalt, for express buses to and from Langford makes sense for the corridor, says one reader. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The federal and provincial governments announced $9.4 million in funding for 15 new natural gas buses in Victoria and transit infrastructure improvments at the University of Victoria. (File Photo)

$9.4M injected into new natural gas buses, University of Victoria transit improvements

Funding to add 15 natural gas buses in Victoria, redevelop UVic transit infrastructure

The federal and provincial governments announced $9.4 million in funding for 15 new natural gas buses in Victoria and transit infrastructure improvments at the University of Victoria. (File Photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria students want voting seat on transit commission

The University of Victoria and Camosun College student societies share a non-voting seat

(Black Press Media file photo)
An operator based out of BC Transit’s Langford centre has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
An operator based out of BC Transit’s Langford centre has tested positive for COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria police are seeking a young woman suspected of spitting on a bus driver in October 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)

Young woman sought after ‘spitting assault’ on Victoria bus driver

Suspect became irate after bus came to a sudden stop

Victoria police are seeking a young woman suspected of spitting on a bus driver in October 2020. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Frederick “Nate” Green is part of a group of nine Greater Victoria bus drivers and one safety and training officer that won $1 million from the July 31 Lotto Max draw. They are featured in a new Lotto BC video. (Screenshot, Lotto BC)
Frederick “Nate” Green is part of a group of nine Greater Victoria bus drivers and one safety and training officer that won $1 million from the July 31 Lotto Max draw. They are featured in a new Lotto BC video. (Screenshot, Lotto BC)
The City of Victoria and BC Transit are offering free bus passes for youths age six to 18 for 2021. Applications for the pass can be made online on the city’s website. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Victoria youth can ride the bus for free in 2021

Bus passes being made available for those who apply

  • Dec 21, 2020
The City of Victoria and BC Transit are offering free bus passes for youths age six to 18 for 2021. Applications for the pass can be made online on the city’s website. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek victim of racially charged hate crime on Victoria bus

Police have suspect and witness but say they need victim to move forward

Victoria police are looking for a man who was the vicim of a hate crime on a BC Transit bus Nov. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)