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For over a week BC Transit has increased its sanitization measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to operate. (BC Transit photo)

COVID-19: BC Transit beefs up sanitization measures, still operating

Buses all over the province are being disinfected daily

For over a week BC Transit has increased its sanitization measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to operate. (BC Transit photo)
Extra cleaning measures are taking place on all BC Transit buses and at BC Transit facilities. (File contributed/ BC Transit)
Extra cleaning measures are taking place on all BC Transit buses and at BC Transit facilities. (File contributed/ BC Transit)
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BC Transit cancels 33 trips during morning rush hour

Commuters faced backlogged buses on Wednesday morning

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BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Victoria paying for over 4,000 unused youth transit passes per month

Ridership is steadily increasing, but more uptake required

BC Transit passes are available for free to Victoria residents aged 18 and under. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich police are seeking information about a male suspect allegedly involved in a sexual assault incident that began on BC Transit bus on Thursday. (BC Transit)
Saanich police are seeking information about a male suspect allegedly involved in a sexual assault incident that began on BC Transit bus on Thursday. (BC Transit)
Angela Hanes has launched a petition to stop BC Transit from building a handyDART facility in the Craigflower Creek area nearby her home in View Royal. Her petition has amassed 1,000 signatures in the past week. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Petition aims to stop handyDART facility from being built in View Royal

‘Save Craigflower Creek’ has gathered over 1,000 signatures within a week

Angela Hanes has launched a petition to stop BC Transit from building a handyDART facility in the Craigflower Creek area nearby her home in View Royal. Her petition has amassed 1,000 signatures in the past week. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)

New, compressed natural gas buses hit Greater Victoria streets

12 new buses hitting the road, with a total of 71 to join the fleet by the end of the summer

New compressed natural gas buses have been added to the Greater Victoria fleet. (Twitter/BC Transit)
Colwood mayor Rob Martin says giving free youth transit passes isn’t the answer to solving BC Transit ridership – it’s an investment in more service across the region, including the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood mayor says increased service better option than free youth transit passes

‘Victoria only thinks about bringing everyone to the downtown core,’ says Rob Martin

Colwood mayor Rob Martin says giving free youth transit passes isn’t the answer to solving BC Transit ridership – it’s an investment in more service across the region, including the West Shore. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is hosting three open houses in February on proposed changes to plans for Esquimalt and View Royal. (Black Press Media File Photo)
BC Transit is hosting three open houses in February on proposed changes to plans for Esquimalt and View Royal. (Black Press Media File Photo)
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)
(Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit offers free bus service for New Year’s

Altered schedules posted for the holiday season across Greater Victoria

(Black Press Media file photo)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Daniel Sands, a two-spirit person, says they have faced discrimination from BC Transit since they started using a wheelchair this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria resident faces discrimination from BC Transit since transitioning to a wheelchair

Daniel Sands says they are often not allowed on buses, even when there is room

Dec. 12, 2019 – Daniel Sands, a two-spirit person, says they have faced discrimination from BC Transit since they started using a wheelchair this year. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
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).