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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

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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

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Regional District of Nanaimo keen on connecting RDN Transit to the Comox Valley

Board approves continued discussion with other regional districts

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Lack of benefits, regular hours leading to BC Transit’s driver shortage in Kelowna: union

Bus service in several communities was cut by 15 per cent at the beginning of January

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North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has concerns about the new Nanaimo-Cowichan Express transit bus. (File photo)
North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring has concerns about the new Nanaimo-Cowichan Express transit bus. (File photo)
BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit acknowledges COVID-19 cases are impacting staffing in Greater Victoria

Riders can anticipate possibility of further short-notice cancellations of specific departure times

BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is piloting a new electronic fare payment option in Greater Victoria. It’s expected to be running by fall 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit to pilot electronic fare system in Greater Victoria

Payment by card, app, reloadable bus pass will be in place by fall 2022

BC Transit is piloting a new electronic fare payment option in Greater Victoria. It’s expected to be running by fall 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria because of illness, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit cancels nearly 120 trips over weekend due to employee illness

Cancellations come amidst community wide spread of Omicron variant

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria because of illness, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit has cancelled almost scheduled 60 trips on Sunday. (Black Press Media file)

Greater Victoria Regional Transit has cancelled nearly 60 trips across region

Cancellations come after significant disruptions Saturday

BC Transit has cancelled almost scheduled 60 trips on Sunday. (Black Press Media file)
BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus service on some routes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

BC Transit faces driver shortages in Greater Victoria, service interruptions frustrate riders

It’s uncertain how much impact vaccination policy has had on service levels

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus service on some routes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking to roll out across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first in next phase of NextRide program

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking to roll out in Cowichan Valley, then across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first in next phase of NextRide program

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)

Beecher Bay community serviced by new bus route through West Shore, East Sooke

Route 64 runs through Scia’new First Nation from East Sooke to Langford

Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
BC Transit has announced a number of route changes throughout Greater Victoria, starting in early January. (BC Transit/Facebook)

January service changes announced for Victoria Regional Transit System

East Sooke route to be altered, route 2 James Bay/South Oak Bay/Willows being split in two

BC Transit has announced a number of route changes throughout Greater Victoria, starting in early January. (BC Transit/Facebook)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)