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BC Transit will now accommodate bikes with larger wheels. (File contributed/BC Transit)

BC Transit to install new equipment to accommodate larger bikes

New bike racks will be installed on fleets throughout the province

BC Transit will now accommodate bikes with larger wheels. (File contributed/BC Transit)
Coun. Zeb King says changes need to be made across the region in regards to prioritizing public transit. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Central Saanich councillor offers counter-challenge to Victoria’s bus-riding motion

Councillor says Victoria can take things further by eliminating political perks

Coun. Zeb King says changes need to be made across the region in regards to prioritizing public transit. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow has filed a motion asking elected officials in the capital region to take transit as their sole means of transportation for one week. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

Victoria councillor challenges elected officials to use public transit for a week

Only taking the bus for a week will give more insight into what needs to be done, Dubow says

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow has filed a motion asking elected officials in the capital region to take transit as their sole means of transportation for one week. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
BC Transit investigates HandyDART bus collision

BC Transit investigates HandyDART bus collision

Crash involved a car and the HandyDart bus early Saturday morning

BC Transit investigates HandyDART bus collision
Buses at the BC Transit depot awaiting scans to ensure proper fits for the full driver doors. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)

BC Transit starts outfitting buses in Greater Victoriawith doors to improve driver safety

The $6.5 million project will see all buses equipped with the new doors by the end of 2020

Buses at the BC Transit depot awaiting scans to ensure proper fits for the full driver doors. (Evan Taylor/News Staff)
A bus crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway Thursday night near the Leigh Road overpass. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Marie Penney/Facebook)

West Shore RCMP investigating bus crash on Trans-Canada Highway in Langford

Maintenance work planned for Highway 1 near Leigh Road, starting at 7 p.m.

A bus crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway Thursday night near the Leigh Road overpass. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Marie Penney/Facebook)
Full driver doors will be installed on the double deckers, regular 40-foot buses and medium-duty buses across the province. According to BC Transit the project is expected to cost $6.5 million. (Black Press Media file photo)

Protective doors for BC Transit drivers coming later this year

$6.5 million project will see old buses retrofitted while new buses will come with added protection

Full driver doors will be installed on the double deckers, regular 40-foot buses and medium-duty buses across the province. According to BC Transit the project is expected to cost $6.5 million. (Black Press Media file photo)
Youth 18 and under will have access to free transit passes in Victoria (Black Press File Photo).

Greater Victoria commission says ‘no’ to regional youth transit pass pilot

The City of Victoria still offering free youth transit passes starting this fall

Youth 18 and under will have access to free transit passes in Victoria (Black Press File Photo).
Butchart Gardens has been accused of elitism after barring access to the bus stop on its property. No reason was given and the company declined to answer any questions. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Man says Butchart Gardens asked him to pay full entry price to use bus stop

Butchart Gardens says public can use bus stop, but it has limited service

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Butchart Gardens has been accused of elitism after barring access to the bus stop on its property. No reason was given and the company declined to answer any questions. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
BC Transit aims to have an entirely electric fleet by 2040 (File Submitted/BC Transit)

BC Transit aims to have all-electric bus fleet by 2040

Greater Victoria will see the province’s first 10 electric buses by 2021

BC Transit aims to have an entirely electric fleet by 2040 (File Submitted/BC Transit)
Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

BC Transit launches GPS bus tracking system across Greater Victoria

NextRide can now be accessed by all transit passengers

Christy Ridout, vice president of business development at BC Transit, shows off the new NextRide interface, tracking the bus she’s on. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Province of B.C. has committed to work with the Island Corridor Foundation and First Nations to do an assessment of the E&N rail corridor, which encompasses an area that includes Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo. (File photo)

Studies for E&N corridor still on track after BC Transit investments

Recent investment in bus fleet expansion doesn’t slow studies into alternative transportation routes

The Province of B.C. has committed to work with the Island Corridor Foundation and First Nations to do an assessment of the E&N rail corridor, which encompasses an area that includes Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo. (File photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and BC Premier John Horgan announced new funding towards 118 new buses with BC Transit. Federal, provincial and municipal contributions bring the total spending up to $79 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Greater Victoria to see all 10 of the electric buses announced by federal-provincial governments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $79 million in joint funding for 118 new buses across B.C.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (right) and BC Premier John Horgan announced new funding towards 118 new buses with BC Transit. Federal, provincial and municipal contributions bring the total spending up to $79 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff questions whether free transit passes will make any difference in encouraging more transit use.                                Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff questions whether free transit passes will make any difference in encouraging more transit use.

Saanich councillor questions effectiveness of free transit passes for youth

Coun. Judy Brownoff said efforts should focus on improving service levels

Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff questions whether free transit passes will make any difference in encouraging more transit use.                                Saanich Coun. Judy Brownoff questions whether free transit passes will make any difference in encouraging more transit use.
BC Transit will be releasing its live-tracking system, NextRide in Victoria this month. (Black Press News File)

Live bus tracking system coming to Victoria this month

BC Transit’s NextRide program is set to launch on July 25

BC Transit will be releasing its live-tracking system, NextRide in Victoria this month. (Black Press News File)
Pro choice advocates are upset to see public advertising for what they call an “anti-choice” organization on local bus shelters (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Pro-choice advocates angered by pro-life bus shelter ads in downtown Victoria

Advertisements for Birthright Victoria spark outrage from Access Birth Control

Pro choice advocates are upset to see public advertising for what they call an “anti-choice” organization on local bus shelters (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A BC Transit bus driving on Victoria’s new bus lanes on Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summer transit route increases hit Greater Victoria hotspots starting July 1

Canada Day routes operate on Sunday-level service with select late-night service

A BC Transit bus driving on Victoria’s new bus lanes on Douglas Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Free transit will be offered to Victoria youth this fall (Black Press File Photo)

Free transit passes coming for Victoria youth 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)
Kristen McKeracher (left) project manager, Victoria Transit Commission chair Susan Brice and Erinn Pinkerton, president and CEO of BC Transit cut the ribbon to unveil the new body and paint shop at 520 Gorge Road E. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

BC Transit unveils new body and paint shop

The new facilty can accomodate double decker buses

Kristen McKeracher (left) project manager, Victoria Transit Commission chair Susan Brice and Erinn Pinkerton, president and CEO of BC Transit cut the ribbon to unveil the new body and paint shop at 520 Gorge Road E. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Currently fares are $2.50 a person, or $5 for a day pass, but those could be eliminated by 2022 (file photo)

Victoria Regional Transit Commission meets to discuss idea of phasing out bus fares

A proposal from the City of Victoria is asking the Commission to find over $40 million elsewhere

Currently fares are $2.50 a person, or $5 for a day pass, but those could be eliminated by 2022 (file photo)