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The bus fare box could get the boot, following the City of Victoria’s proposal to drop user fees on BC Transit lines. (Black Press File Photo)

City of Victoria passes proposal to eliminate BC Transit fees

A shift in tax revenue usage could do away with bus fares

The bus fare box could get the boot, following the City of Victoria’s proposal to drop user fees on BC Transit lines. (Black Press File Photo)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps has joined six other people on the BC Transit board of directors (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps appointed to BC Transit board of directors

Helps joins six other board members, four of which are locally elected officials

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps has joined six other people on the BC Transit board of directors (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
BC Transit had to extend its deadline for the installation of NextRide in Greater Victoria’s fleet because different bus models require more time. The most complicated buses are double decker buses, which take two days. (File photo)

Unveiling of Greater Victoria bus-tracking app delayed

NextRide won’t be coming to Greater Victoria until July

BC Transit had to extend its deadline for the installation of NextRide in Greater Victoria’s fleet because different bus models require more time. The most complicated buses are double decker buses, which take two days. (File photo)
(Victoria News file photo)

Victoria transit tweaks schedules for spring

Construction detours, school routes down, Butchart Gardens up

(Victoria News file photo)
A BC Transit bus heads south along Douglas Street near Finlayson Street. (File Photo).

BC Transit aims to issue limited bans on unruly passengers

Temporary bans are the most common method action despite recent assaults on fleet drivers

A BC Transit bus heads south along Douglas Street near Finlayson Street. (File Photo).
BC Transit has soft-launched the GPS tracking system on some of their buses already, and are planning on having cashless fare systems installed over the next two years. (File photo)

Victoria will be one of the first cities with GPS tracking, digital fare on BC transit buses

Two major technology uprades are underway on buses across the province

BC Transit has soft-launched the GPS tracking system on some of their buses already, and are planning on having cashless fare systems installed over the next two years. (File photo)
Greater Victoria buses are delayed as snow continues to fall across the region. (File Photo)

More BC Transit delays, route closures caused by heavy snowfall

BC Transit is still servicing the University of Victoria

Greater Victoria buses are delayed as snow continues to fall across the region. (File Photo)
Bill Friend, an RDN Transit driver, shuttles people around during a demonstration of NextRide technology. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)

BC Transit unveiling real time bus tracking and stop notifications in Victoria

New display system will allow customers to see and hear upcoming bus stop information

  • Jan 16, 2019
Bill Friend, an RDN Transit driver, shuttles people around during a demonstration of NextRide technology. (KARL YU/News Bulletin)
BC Transit bus logo. (File photo)
BC Transit bus logo. (File photo)
(Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Plans for bus queue-jump lanes in Colwood underway

The transit commission approved $250,000 in planning funds this week

(Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street

Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street

Routes redesigned to use new priority lane and left turn

Buses get priority left turn lane onto Douglas Street
BC Transit will implement new enhancements in September 2019. (File photo)

Catch last call and a cheap ride home: Late night buses coming to Victoria in 2019

New plan will extend service on weekends with last trip leaving downtown at 3 a.m.

BC Transit will implement new enhancements in September 2019. (File photo)
Transit supervisors and Victoria Police were pulling over drivers who were using the bus lane on Thursday morning. They were giving out educational pamphlets, not tickets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Police, BC Transit educate drivers on bus lanes

Cops pull over commuters using Douglas Street bus lanes

Transit supervisors and Victoria Police were pulling over drivers who were using the bus lane on Thursday morning. They were giving out educational pamphlets, not tickets. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)                                Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)

BC Transit’s Santa bus is back in Victoria

For the 32nd year commuters can enjoy a Christmas-themed ride

Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)                                Santa bus is coming to town! (YouTube/BC Transit)
The City of Victoria is hoping to work out a partnership with BC Transit to offer free transit passes to youth 18 and under. (File photo)

Victoria considers instating Sunday parking fees to subsidize youth transit passes

Council is looking for ways to offer youth 18 and under free bus passes

The City of Victoria is hoping to work out a partnership with BC Transit to offer free transit passes to youth 18 and under. (File photo)
(Black Press file photo)

Transit tweaks bus schedules with students on winter break

Routes running to UVic and Camosun downsized starting Monday, Dec. 3

  • Dec 3, 2018
(Black Press file photo)
With the opening Monday, both sides of Douglas will become 24-hour bus-bike priority lanes and be off limits for other vehicles, except for those making a right turn in the same block. (BC Transportation)

Douglas Street 24-hour transit and bike priority lanes open Nov. 5

Vehicles caught travelling in priority lanes face $109 fine

With the opening Monday, both sides of Douglas will become 24-hour bus-bike priority lanes and be off limits for other vehicles, except for those making a right turn in the same block. (BC Transportation)
When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)

Expect traffic delays at Burnside and Douglas this week for new bus lanes

Prep work runs Tuesday through Thursday while paving takes place Friday

When completed, the Douglas Street BC Transit Priority Lane Project, will make transit available 24 hours a day, and create a lane for cyclists. (Black Press file photo)
BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets

BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets

The battery-powered zero emissions model will follow transit routes for two weeks in an operational capacity only

BC Transit tests second electric bus on Victoria streets
BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses

BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses

Over 40 buses added to the BC Transit fleet before the new school year

BC Transit spends over $600,000 on new Victoria buses