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BC Transit is experiencing COVID-driven labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in cancellations on some bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit acknowledges COVID-19 cases are impacting staffing in Greater Victoria

Riders can anticipate possibility of further short-notice cancellations of specific departure times

 

BC Transit is piloting a new electronic fare payment option in Greater Victoria. It’s expected to be running by fall 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit to pilot electronic fare system in Greater Victoria

Payment by card, app, reloadable bus pass will be in place by fall 2022

 

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria because of illness, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus routes. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit cancels nearly 120 trips over weekend due to employee illness

Cancellations come amidst community wide spread of Omicron variant

 

BC Transit has cancelled almost scheduled 60 trips on Sunday. (Black Press Media file)

Greater Victoria Regional Transit has cancelled nearly 60 trips across region

Cancellations come after significant disruptions Saturday

BC Transit has cancelled almost scheduled 60 trips on Sunday. (Black Press Media file)
BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus service on some routes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

BC Transit faces driver shortages in Greater Victoria, service interruptions frustrate riders

It’s uncertain how much impact vaccination policy has had on service levels

BC Transit is experiencing labour shortages across Greater Victoria, resulting in delayed or cancelled bus service on some routes. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)

Bus tracking system set to roll out for transit users across the province

Cowichan transit chosen to be first as NextRide program expands to all of B.C.

Transit buses in Cowichan will soon have new technology installed that will allow customers to know their locations at all times. (File photo)
Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)

Beecher Bay community serviced by new bus route through West Shore, East Sooke

Route 64 runs through Scia’new First Nation from East Sooke to Langford

Bus route 64 (purple line) gives Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation residents transit access for the first time. (Google Maps/Screenshot)
BC Transit has announced a number of route changes throughout Greater Victoria, starting in early January. (BC Transit/Facebook)

January service changes announced for Victoria Regional Transit System

East Sooke route to be altered, route 2 James Bay/South Oak Bay/Willows being split in two

BC Transit has announced a number of route changes throughout Greater Victoria, starting in early January. (BC Transit/Facebook)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)
A BC Transit bus cruises down Douglas Street in Victoria. (Black Press Media news staff)
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

BC Transit’s Cowichan-Victoria commuter bus service has is back to running at its regular schedule. (Citizen file)
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
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 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 routes with post-secondary destinations will be reduced for the holidays. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
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)