BC Transit

Central Saanich wants to sit on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich passes motion that ‘requests and expects’ regional transit seat

North Saanich has represented region on Victoria Regional Transit Commission for last eight years

 

The display signs on BC Transit buses can be changed to request emergency help when drivers aren’t able to use their radios. A bus travelling on Shelbourne Street on Thursday had its display activated, prompting an investigation by BC Transit into the cause. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit investigating after Greater Victoria bus sign changes to emergency display

Displays can be activated when drivers are not able to use their radios

 

BC transit bus runs a route through downtown Victoria. (Hollie Ferguson/VicNews)

BC Transit honoured with 2 awards during annual transit association conference in Montreal

Two awards went to BC Transit’s safety and security and marketing and communications teams

 

A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

BC Transit offering free rides on Election Day for some cities

TransLink will still be collecting fares Oct. 15

  • Oct 12, 2022
A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring again pushes for Chemainus bus stop along the Nanaimo-North Cowichan Express route. (Citizen file photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring again pushes for Chemainus bus stop along the Nanaimo-North Cowichan Express route. (Citizen file photo)
A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)

Improving the transit system and Victoria’s Douglas Street to roll together

West Shore line is the first of three Rapidbus phases

A BC Transit bus picks up passengers from a Douglas Street stop during the morning commute on Oct. 5. (Jake Romphf/New Staff)
Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)

Esquimalt teen riding every bus route in Greater Victoria to encourage transit use

Atticus Dachsel Kerr plans to complete every route in numerical order over a year

Atticus Dachsel Kerr has always enjoyed taking the bus and hopes to encourage more people to join him on transit. (Courtesy of Atticus Dachsel Kerr)
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

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

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)
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

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