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BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has is back to running at its regular schedule. (Citizen file)

Cowichan to Victoria commuter bus service running at regular schedules

Malahat construction had forced a reduction in BC Transit’s Cowichan commuter service

 

The colourfully decorated Santa Bus hits the streets around Greater Victoria on Dec. 10 and 11, offering free rides, candy canes and festive music, with the Santa at the wheel. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

BC Transit gets into the holiday spirit for 2021

Stuff the Bus event set for Dec. 4 at Tillicum Centre, Santa Bus offering free rides Dec. 10 and 11

  • Nov 25, 2021

 

BC Transit routes with post-secondary destinations will be reduced for the holidays. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

December service changes announced for Victoria transit

Routes serving UVic, Camosun reduced until 2022

 

BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has cut back to just three round-trips on weekdays until the construction on the Malahat is complete. (Citizen file)

Commuter bus from Cowichan adds another round-trip to Victoria

Malahat construction has seen a reduction in BC Transit’s Cowichan commuter service

BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has cut back to just three round-trips on weekdays until the construction on the Malahat is complete. (Citizen file)
BC Transit has announced that routes 44 Victoria/Duncan, 66 Duncan Commuter and 99 Shawnigan Lake Commuter will have only one bus travelling in either direction as of Nov. 18 due to the slowdowns on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit routes between Duncan and Victoria, in Duncan and Shawnigan Lake altered

The single routes for each are a result of the repair work on the Malahat

BC Transit has announced that routes 44 Victoria/Duncan, 66 Duncan Commuter and 99 Shawnigan Lake Commuter will have only one bus travelling in either direction as of Nov. 18 due to the slowdowns on the Malahat. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Victoria youth are now able to apply for the 2022 U-PASS, which provides free rides on the Victoria Regional Transit System for city residents aged 13 to 18. (Black Press Media file photo)

Applications open for free Victoria youth transit pass

City of Victoria residents aged 13 to 18 can apply online for the 2022 U-PASS

City of Victoria youth are now able to apply for the 2022 U-PASS, which provides free rides on the Victoria Regional Transit System for city residents aged 13 to 18. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking to speak with two individuals after an Oct. 26 incident at the Langford bus exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore RCMP looking to speak with two individuals after Langford bus incident

Police hoping man, woman will come forward with information to further investigation

Police are looking to speak with two individuals after an Oct. 26 incident at the Langford bus exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. transportation agencies offer free Remembrance Day services for veterans, military personnel

Veterans and other service members will have free access to BC Ferries, BC Transit, and Translink

BC Transit is offering free bus services for military personnel and veterans on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)

BC Transit supervisor thanked by West Shore RCMP for finding missing View Royal girl

Jeff Birtwistle played key role in finding missing child during his first solo shift

West Shore RCMP Superintendent Todd Preston (right) presents Jeff Birtwistle with an Officer in Charge Certificate of Appreciation as thanks for his help in finding a young View Royal resident. (Courtesy BC Transit)
Commuters wait for BC Transit buses at the Colwood exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit asks residents to weigh in on West Shore service

Feedback sought on rapid bus route, frequency changes, improvements for planned development

Commuters wait for BC Transit buses at the Colwood exchange. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists riding through Victoria from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 will have the option to catch transit for free as the city celebrates Go By Bike Week. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists riding through Victoria from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 will have the option to catch transit for free as the city celebrates Go By Bike Week. (Black Press Media 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)
Photo: BC Transit

BC Transit routes scaled up for return of school and in-person activities

Face coverings mandatory again starting Wednesday

  • Aug 25, 2021
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B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)

Feedback sought on East Sooke bus extension through Beecher Bay

Route will connect Scia’new First Nation at Beecher Bay with East Sooke, Langford

B.C. Transit is asking for public feedback on a bus route change that will connect East Sooke to Langford through Scia’new First Nation (Beecher Bay) beginning in January 2022. (Courtesy B.C. Transit)
Christy Ridout, BC Transit’s vice-president of business development, outlines Greater Victoria’s RapidBus initiative, which will aim to better connect areas with the highest travel demand in the region, including the West Shore. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s first RapidBus route aims to cut West Shore to downtown travel time

The corridor is expected to be fully up and running within three years

Christy Ridout, BC Transit’s vice-president of business development, outlines Greater Victoria’s RapidBus initiative, which will aim to better connect areas with the highest travel demand in the region, including the West Shore. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
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)
Victoria Regional Transit System routes 7 UVic/Downtown, 21 Interurban/Downtown and 53 Colwood/Langford will undergo changes as of June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria school routes scaled down for summer by BC Transit

Service changes take effect June 28, enhanced service returns this fall and winter

Victoria Regional Transit System routes 7 UVic/Downtown, 21 Interurban/Downtown and 53 Colwood/Langford will undergo changes as of June 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
Another 16 Micro Bird G5 handyDART buses are being added to Victoria’s fleet this week. The models are equipped with rear lifts to help riders with mobility aids on and off the bus. (Courtesy of B.C. Transit)

New handyDART buses in service around Greater Victoria

Among new model’s features are rear lifts to help passengers with mobility aids get in and out

Another 16 Micro Bird G5 handyDART buses are being added to Victoria’s fleet this week. The models are equipped with rear lifts to help riders with mobility aids on and off the bus. (Courtesy of B.C. Transit)
Traffic is diverted around a doubledecker bus involved Tuesday morning in a collision with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Douglas Street mid-block, according to Victoria police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Pedestrian struck by double-decker bus on Douglas Street

Pedestrian taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Traffic is diverted around a doubledecker bus involved Tuesday morning in a collision with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Douglas Street mid-block, according to Victoria police. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)

2 days free transit in June for Greater Victoria high school grads

Those finishing high school can choose two days to travel free on the bus

The Victoria Regional Transit System’s GradPASS program has been offering free rides to graduating high school students since 1990. (Black Press Media file photo)