BC Transit

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

 

HandyDART must grow to meet increasing demand, union local president says. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: TransLink mayors and board shortchanging HandyDART, union says

Local president has concerns about electrification, increased demand, and privatization

  • Jun 13, 2022

 

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

 

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)
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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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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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)
Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)

B.C. considering Interurban rail link for future transit in Lower Mainland

TransLink rejected the route, local advocates have lobbied for it

Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)
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)
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
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
A new commuter parking lot will be opening on Wednesday by the Haney Place bus loop. (THE NEWS files)                                A new commuter parking lot will be opening on Wednesday by the Haney Place bus loop. (THE NEWS files)

New commuter lot opening for Maple Ridge transit users

Lot will open on Wednesday, Aug. 19

  • Aug 17, 2020
A new commuter parking lot will be opening on Wednesday by the Haney Place bus loop. (THE NEWS files)                                A new commuter parking lot will be opening on Wednesday by the Haney Place bus loop. (THE NEWS files)
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
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 Greater Victoria, 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)
Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission at the Jan. 29 UDI forum in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Mayors facing explosive growth talk transit, roads in Fraser Valley

The Langley Urban Development Institute forum was held Wednesday

Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission at the Jan. 29 UDI forum in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)

B.C.’s first ride-hailing app to launch in Tofino, Whistler in February

The Whistle! app will be available in Tofino on Feb.1 and in Whistler Feb. 6.

President of Whistle! Dylan Green hopes his new ridesharing service will help solve some of the Coast’s transportation issues. (Kyler Vos photo)
Free transit will be offered to Victoria youth this fall (Black Press File Photo)

Victoria youth get free transit this fall

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission voted to green light free passes for youth 18 and under

Free transit will be offered to Victoria youth this fall (Black Press File Photo)