Regional Transit System

How Regional Transit Systems are Funded

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Transit service is funded through three main sources: provincial contributions, local government contributions and passenger fares.

The total cost to run the regional transit systems last fiscal was $163.7 million. Funding for the system came from transit fares (operations) ($25.5 million or 16.8 percent), BC Bus Pass ($4.7 million or 2.9 percent), provincial funding (transfers) ($84.7 million or 51.7 percent), provincial health authorities ($1.1 million or 0.7 percent), local government property taxes (transfers) ($45.1 million or 27.5 percent), and other revenue including bus advertising ($0.6 million or 0.4 percent).

By the Numbers

(2015/2016 Fiscal Year End Actuals)

Total ridership: 25.7 million total trips
Total fleet: 667 (301 heavy duty, 7 high capacity, 114 medium duty, 245 light duty)
Total service hours for conventional service: 987,000 hours
Total service hours for custom/paratransit service: 362,000 hours

Regional Transit Overall Year End Performance (conventional)

Compared to similar sized systems across the country, Regional Transit Systems had:

2.7 percent more conventional passengers per capita,
14.9 percent more passengers per hour,
8.2 percent lower cost per total service hour, and
23.1 percent lower operating cost per passenger.

Regional Transit System Comparison to Industry Benchmarks

Regional Transit Systems conventional service compares well to similar systems in the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Population Group 4 (service area population 50,000 - 150,000).

 

Kelowna Regional Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 4,927,186

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $23.08M.
Funding for the system came from transit fares ($5.92M or 25.6 percent), provincial funding ($10.77M or 46.7 percent), property taxes ($6.20M or 26.9 percent), and bus advertising ($0.18M or 0.8 percent).

Kamloops Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 3,422,681

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $14.84M.
Funding for the system came from transit fares ($3.75M or 25.3 percent), provincial funding ($6.93M or 46.7 percent), property taxes ($4.07M or 27.4 percent), and bus advertising ($0.09M or 0.6 percent).

Whistler Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 2,522,599

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $11.49M.
Funding for the system came from transit fares ($2.56M or 22.3 percent), provincial funding ($5.36M or 46.7 percent), property taxes ($3.49M or 30.3 percent), and federal gas tax funding ($0.08 or 0.7 percent).

Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 2,723,953

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $13.94M (municipally run transit system, information only reflects those costs included in the Annual Operating Agreement). Funding for the system came from transit fares ($4.07M or 29.2 percent), provincial funding ($6.10M or 43.8 percent), property taxes ($3.61M or 25.9 percent), federal gas tax funding ($0.12M or 0.9 percent), and bus advertising ($0.04M or 0.3 percent).

Central Fraser Valley Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 2,369,429

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $12.98M.
Funding for the system came from transit fares ($2.93M or 22.6 percent), provincial funding ($6.06M or 46.7 percent), property taxes ($3.94M or 30.4 percent), and bus advertising ($0.05M or 0.4 percent).

Prince George Transit System (conventional)

Ridership: 1,877,966

Costs & Funding: The total cost to run the service last fiscal was $7.78M.
Funding for the system came from transit fares ($1.89M or 24.3 percent), provincial funding ($3.63M or 46.7 percent), property taxes ($2.16M or 27.8 percent), federal gas tax funding ($0.08M or 1.0 percent), and bus advertising ($0.02M or 0.2 percent).

Regional Transit Manager Contact Information

 

Kevin Schubert - photo Kevin Schubert

Director Regional Transit Systems

Email: Kevin_Schubert@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5634

System Assignments - PDF

 

ISLAND REGION NANAIMO, SALT SPRING ISLAND, SUNSHINE COAST, CAMPBELL RIVER, COWICHAN VALLEY, MOUNT WADDINGTON,  POWELL RIVER, COMOX VALLEY, ALBERNI-CLAYOQUOT, PORT ALBERNI
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Myrna Moore

Senior Regional Transit Manager

Email: Myrna_Moore@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5612

 

Open Position

Regional Transit Manager, Operations

Email:
Phone: 

 

 

SOUTH COAST REGION CENTRAL FRASER VALLEY, CHILLIWACK, FRASER VALLEY EXPRESS, AGASSIZ-HARRISON, WHISTLER, PEMBERTON, SQUAMISH
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Lisa Trotter

Senior Regional Transit Manager

Email: Lisa_Trotter@bctransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5649

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Grant Brilz

Regional Transit Manager, Operations

Email: Grant_Brilz@bctransit.com
Phone: 250-995-5832

 

 

CENTRAL OKANAGAN REGION KELOWNA, NORTH OKANAGAN, VERNON, SHUSWAP, ASHCROFT-CLINTON, CLEARWATER, MERRITT, REVELSTOKE
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Rob Williams

Senior Regional Transit Manager

Email: Rob_Williams@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5629

Chelsea Mossey

Chelsea Mossey

Regional Transit Manager, Operations

Email: Chelsea_Mossey@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5881

 

 

SOUTHERN INTERIOR, KOOTENAY REGION BOUNDARY, CRANBROOK, CRESTON VALLEY, WEST KOOTENAY, COLUMBIA VALLEY, ELK VALLEY, KIMBERLEY, Kamloops, Okanagan-Similkameen, Osoyoos, Penticton, Summerland, Princeton and Area
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Daniel Pizarro

Senior Regional Transit Manager

Email: Daniel_Pizarro@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5735

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Danielle Harriot

Regional Transit Manager, Operations

Email:
Phone:

 

 

NORTH REGION PRINCE GEORGE, DAWSON CREEK, FORT ST. JOHN, QUESNEL, WILLIAMS LAKE, ONE HUNDRED MILE HOUSE, BELLA COOLA, SMITHERS, HAZELTONS', SKEENA, KITIMAT, TERRACE, PRINCE RUPERT, PORT EDWARD
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Chris Fudge

Senior Regional Transit Manager

Email: Chris_Fudge@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5831

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Ryan Little

Regional Transit Manager, Operations

Email: Ryan_Little@BCTransit.Com
Phone: 250-995-5702