BC Transit

An aerial view of BC Transit’s new handyDART site at the corner of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

New handyDART centre in View Royal ‘salmon safe’

Stream that feeds Craigflower Creek runs through the property near Watkiss/Burnside Road West

 

B.C. Transit provided an update to Regional District of Nanaimo’s transit select committee on ridership numbers for the Route 70 Nanaimo-Cowichan Express bus from March to August. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Duncan connector bus ridership doubles since launch

B.C. Transit says it expects numbers to grow even more with VIU classes now back in session

 

Bus routes in Greater Victoria will switch to the fall schedule as of Sept. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit shifts to fall Greater Victoria schedule on Sept. 5

Route changes will accommodate return to school

 

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Polite Greater Victoria transit passengers go viral on TikTok

Thanking bus drivers not a common practice in some cities

A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)
BC Transit is altering some of its Greater Victoria routes for summer starting on June 27. (Black Press Media file photo

Some Greater Victoria bus routes to see summer season changes

Changes take effect on June 27 in response to construction, tourism, summer vacation

BC Transit is altering some of its Greater Victoria routes for summer starting on June 27. (Black Press Media file photo
Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)

UVic transit exchange to get $4.5M upgrade over the summer

Work begins to refurbish bus bays, shelters; improve signage, pedestrian movements

Work has started on upgrading the University of Victoria transit exchange, including upgrades to shelters and bike lockups. (Courtesy BC Transit)
BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)

TransLink says ridership recovery outpacing other North American systems

Bus ridership in Metro Vancouver returned to 62 per cent of pre-pandemic levels last year

BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)
Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New handyDART centre in View Royal tackling bus capacity, creek challenges

Eagleview elementary students help plant greenery along realigned Craigflower Creek

During a Thursday (May 19) planting blitz, a student from Eagleview elementary helps take a riparian plant out of its pot to plant it on the hillside near Craigflower Creek in View Royal. The creek is being realigned to run behind the new BC Transit handyDART centre. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
A BC Transit bus leaves its garage. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit opens new avenue for user feedback through online platform

Voice of the Rider platform allows feedback on projects from transit services to infrastructure

A BC Transit bus leaves its garage. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit riders in Greater Victoria to be hit hard by Thursday cancellations

Dozens of May 5 trips, especially on University of Victoria routes, not operating

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Transit is offering free bus rides in Greater Victoria this Friday (April 22) in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bus rides free on Earth Day Friday in Greater Victoria

B.C. Transit offering its transportation services at no charge on April 22

B.C. Transit is offering free bus rides in Greater Victoria this Friday (April 22) in celebration of Earth Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Transit ridership numbers are lower than pre-pandemic levels in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

GRIDLOCK: Sooke transit ridership lower since the pandemic

Average weekly boardings are half as high compared to pre-pandemic numbers on some routes

Transit ridership numbers are lower than pre-pandemic levels in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
BC Transit is adjusting some of its routes around the region as of April 4, part of which will see increased service to Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Regional Transit services altered for shift in demand, staff shortages

Earlier pre-sailing arrivals at Swartz Bay part of BC Transit changes set for April 4

BC Transit is adjusting some of its routes around the region as of April 4, part of which will see increased service to Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

No end to 48-day transit strike in B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky region as talks break off

More than 80 members of Unifor Local 114 went on strike Jan. 29

Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
BC Transit gives the community a voice ahead of Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day on March 18. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

BC Transit launches videos ahead of transit operator appreciation day

Community can share stories of thanks through online platform

BC Transit gives the community a voice ahead of Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day on March 18. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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Masks no longer required on TransLink, BC Transit or BC Ferries trips

Each of the transportation providers say masking is still encouraged

(File photo)
Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

Police seek man who reportedly spat on, threatened bus driver in Victoria

Suspect was immediately confrontational after getting on bus, VicPD said

Victoria police are looking for this suspect who reportedly spat on and threatened a BC Transit bus driver. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
BC Transit has extended a program that creates greater transit access for refugees by providing them free transportation. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit extends refugee pass program until the end of 2022

More than 12,900 passes have been distributed since the program began in late 2015

BC Transit has extended a program that creates greater transit access for refugees by providing them free transportation. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Debut of Tofino-Ucluelet transit service delayed at least four months

Supply chain issues have pushed the arrival of new system’s 5 buses until next winter

(Black Press Media file photo)