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Transit adding more buses

B.C. Transit is adding 5,000 service hours to better serve University of Victoria and Camosun College students who have been impacted by high demand and crowded buses.

The changes take effect Sept. 4.

The Victoria Regional Transit Commission voted to reinstate the 7,000 service hours that were cut last year. 2,000 hours will be used to offer extra handyDART runs. The remaining 5,000 hours will be targeted on the capital’s most populated routes No. 4 UVic/Hillside, No. 11 UVic/Tillicum, No. 14 Vic General/UVIC via Richmond, No. 21 Interurban, No. 25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk and No. 26 Dockyard/UVic.

Not only will there be extra runs Monday through Friday, there will also be overload buses in strategic locations to respond mid-run when buses are at capacity.

For full details on the September service changes, go online to www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/.

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