Media Releases and Advisories

NextRide real-time bus location technology is unveiled in the Regional District of Nanaimo

May 23, 2018

NANAIMO –  Transit users in the Regional District of Nanaimo are now able to plan their trips more efficiently and see where their bus is along its route, all from their smart phone or desktop. This morning, an event was held to celebrate the launch of NextRide, BC Transit’s real-time bus location technology.

  • Transit Systems: Nanaimo
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety

BC Transit marks 30 years providing safe rides to new grads

May 23, 2018

GLOBAL – Once again this year, high school graduates in more than 50 communities across the province will be able to ride the bus for free for two days of their choice during the month of June.

  • Transit Systems: Global
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety

Free fare for Bike to Work & School Week participants

May 18, 2018

Prince George – The City of Prince George and BC Transit are pleased to mark Bike to Work & School Week by offering participating cyclists free rides between May 28 and June 3.

  • Transit Systems: Prince George
  • Categories: Local Events & Promotions
  • Tags: Prince George

Hop on the shuttle to the Shellfish Festival

May 17, 2018

Powell River – On Saturday, May 26, BC Transit, the City of Powell River and the Powell River Regional District will be running the special Shellfish Shuttle to make it easier and more convenient for everyone to get to the 11th Annual Shellfish Festival at Lund Harbour.

  • Transit Systems: Powell River
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety, Local Events & Promotions
  • Tags: Powell River

Notice of change of operator for Mount Waddington transit services

May 16, 2018

Mt. Waddington – The Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) and BC Transit have received notice that the current operating company for the Mount Waddington Transit System has decided to not renew its contract and, as such, will no longer be the service provider in the area after March 31, 2019.

  • Transit Systems: Mount Waddington
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety
  • Tags: Mount Waddington, Port Hardy, Port McNeil

Victoria Day - Holiday Schedules

May 16, 2018

GLOBAL - Bus service levels will vary in each BC Transit community for the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 21.

  • Transit Systems: Global
  • Categories: Holiday Announcements

Catch a free ride to Victoria Day celebrations in Cumberland

May 14, 2018

Comox Valley – On Monday, May 21, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and BC Transit will offer free fare on route 2 Cumberland, making it easier and more convenient to get to Victoria Day festivities.

  • Transit Systems: Comox Valley
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety, Holiday Announcements
  • Tags: Comox Valley, Comox Valley Regional District, Courtenay, Cumberland

BC Transit celebrates 10 years serving Salt Spring Island

May 11, 2018

Salt Spring Island – The Province of British Columbia, the Capital Regional District (CRD) and BC Transit are celebrating 10 years of transit on Salt Spring Island.

  • Transit Systems: Salt Spring Island
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety, Local Events & Promotions
  • Tags: Salt Spring Island

Service changes on the Sunshine Coast will connect better with BC Ferries

May 10, 2018

Sunshine Coast – Starting Thursday, May 17, transit users on the Sunshine Coast will find it easier to get to the Langdale Ferry Terminal thanks to schedule adjustments that will align better with the latest BC Ferries seasonal schedule.

  • Transit Systems: Sunshine Coast
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety
  • Tags: Gibsons, Sechelt, Sunshine Coast

Online Trip Planner comes to Cranbrook

May 10, 2018

Cranbrook – Transit customers in the Cranbrook Transit System can look forward to greater convenience in their traveling. The Transit Trip Planner is now live on their transit system website: bctransit.com/cranbrook.

  • Transit Systems: Cranbrook
  • Categories: BC Transit Announcements and Safety
  • Tags: Cranbrook