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The CVRD board has approved in principle the concept of a new publicly owned operations facility proposed by BC Transit. File photo

Comox Valley directors deliberate electrification of bus fleet

BC Transit proposes publicly owned operations facility

 

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering free transit to help celebrate BC Day on Aug. 1. File photo

Free BC Transit service on BC Day

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are announcing free…

  • Jul 27, 2022

 

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

Sorry, but polite B.C. transit service has TikTok world talking

Victoria video of people thanking bus drivers sparks debate and raises eyebrows

 

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering free transit to help celebrate Canada Day on July 1. File photo

Free transit offered in Comox Valley on Canada Day

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering free…

  • Jun 23, 2022
BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District will be offering free transit to help celebrate Canada Day on July 1. File photo
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)
File photo of bus in Courtenay.

Feedback required to shape future of Comox Valley transit system

BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District want to receive feedback…

  • Apr 17, 2022
File photo of bus in Courtenay.
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
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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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BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District have announced route 15, Comox Mall/Aquatic Centre. File photo

Comox Valley Regional Transit System adds new route

Riders in the Comox Valley Regional Transit System will soon benefit from…

  • Mar 7, 2022
BC Transit and the Comox Valley Regional District have announced route 15, Comox Mall/Aquatic Centre. File photo
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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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BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus service on some routes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Rider frustration mounts as staff shortages plague Vancouver Island transit routes

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 system set to roll out for transit users across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first as NextRide program expands to all of B.C.

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
The CVRD board has agreed to expand custom transit service such as handyDART in the future but is holding off on conventional service expansion until it has more information from upcoming plans. File photo

Comox Valley Regional District backs custom transit upgrades

Regional district board holds off on conventional service expansion for now

The CVRD board has agreed to expand custom transit service such as handyDART in the future but is holding off on conventional service expansion until it has more information from upcoming plans. File photo
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

Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)
The regional district approved adding transit hours for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Regional District adds bus service hours, electoral areas stops

Changes mean 3,600 service hours added to three routes and new Back Road route

The regional district approved adding transit hours for the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
BC Transit is looking to expand infrastructure in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard

BC Transit looks to add infrastructure through Comox Valley

“Basically, there’s a transit sale on right now in terms of infrastructure.”

BC Transit is looking to expand infrastructure in the Comox Valley. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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)
A pedestrian was struck by a double-decker bus Tuesday morning while attempting to cross Douglas Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Pedestrian struck by double-decker bus in Victoria

One man taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

A pedestrian was struck by a double-decker bus Tuesday morning while attempting to cross Douglas Street. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
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