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Victoria police seek witnesses after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a BC Transit bus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police seek witnesses after teen sexually assaulted on Victoria bus

Man followed a teen onto a bus from a stop at Douglas and Fort streets

 

BC Transit confirmed on Dec. 1 that a Langford employee has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

Langford transit worker tests positive for COVID-19

Island Health is conducting contact tracing for the case

 

Masks are mandatory for passengers on board BC Transit buses and for those waiting at covered bus stops. (BC Transit/Facebook)

Masks now mandatory on BC Transit buses, at covered bus stops

Face shields no longer meet face-covering requirements per updated policy

 

BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit launches investigation after passenger fall from upper deck

A passenger went to hospital after a fall from the upper deck

BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s visually impaired community wins ‘floating bus stop’ case against city

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules City of Victoria must install audible flashing signals

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)

Mustachioed double-decker buses hit Victoria streets to support Movember

Campaign raises funds and awareness about mental health, suicide prevention and cancers

BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)
BC Transit buses in Port Alberni will soon be installed with full driver doors. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

More driver protection coming for Vancouver Island BC Transit buses

BC Transit buses will soon be equipped with full driver doors

BC Transit buses in Port Alberni will soon be installed with full driver doors. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun charging all students for transit pass during COVID-19

Students attending only online courses unable to opt out, after other institutions waive fees

Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit has released a survey on whether people want to be able to get the bus to Nanaimo. (Sarah Simpson/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Survey to gauge interest in connecting Cowichan to Nanaimo by bus

People can fill out the survey until Oct. 16.

  • Sep 22, 2020
BC Transit has released a survey on whether people want to be able to get the bus to Nanaimo. (Sarah Simpson/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Bus service between Port Alberni, East Vancouver Island considered

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and City of Port Alberni to discuss service

(Black Press Media file photo)
A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory on public transit, ferries in B.C.

BC Ferries, TransLink and BC Transit require masks to board

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hearing begins into blind community’s complaint against BC Transit, City of Victoria

Complainant says bike lane infrastructure biased against blind pedestrians

The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria bus stops

Mask handout is part of province-wide campaign encouraging transit etiquette

Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
The City of Victoria is considering extending funding for youth bus passes between September and December. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria considers extending free transit passes for youth

Motion for extension of funding comes to council July 16

  • Jul 14, 2020
The City of Victoria is considering extending funding for youth bus passes between September and December. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear blind community’s case against Victoria bus stops

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Starting June 1, BC Transit users will be required to enter the bus via its front doors and start paying the new fares in Campbell River, B.C. (File photo)

BC Transit rate change, embarking rules shift into action June 1

Campbell River transit system getting a new day pass

Starting June 1, BC Transit users will be required to enter the bus via its front doors and start paying the new fares in Campbell River, B.C. (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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. transit agencies encourage face masks, step up sanitizing as Phase Two begins

TransLink, BC Transit will both begin to collect fares again on June 1

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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A teen suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a BC Transit bus and crashing it into a rock wall in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teen suspect in custody after allegedly crashing stolen bus into rock wall

After a quick break in View Royal, driver returns to find his bus gone

A teen suspect is in custody after allegedly stealing a BC Transit bus and crashing it into a rock wall in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is putting vinyl shields up on its smaller buses to limit drivers’ exposure to COVID-19. (File contributed/ BC Transit)

BC Transit reinstates fares, front door loading in June

Vinyl shields to be installed on all buses without full driver doors to support distancing

BC Transit is putting vinyl shields up on its smaller buses to limit drivers’ exposure to COVID-19. (File contributed/ BC Transit)