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Transit service rerouted to support Car Free YYJ 2017

Jun 14, 2017

VICTORIA – Once again this year, BC Transit is proud to be a partner in the third annual Car Free YYJ 2017 on Sunday, June 18. With a nine-block stretch of Douglas Street being blocked off to traffic for much of the day, there will be changes in regular transit service in the downtown core.

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

Going the extra mile: BC Transit recognizes new Million Miler Award and SAFE Award recipients

May 29, 2017

Victoria – Eight employees that exemplify BC Transit’s top core value of safety were honoured on Saturday, May 27.  The six new Million Miler Award recipients and two new SAFE Award recipients were recognized by the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and BC Transit’s President and Chief Executive Officer Manuel Achadinha.

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

Show Your Election Card and Ride for Free

May 4, 2017

VICTORIA – The Victoria Regional Transit Commission and BC Transit are pleased to provide rides for registered voters who show their voter registration card on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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

Transit operator recruitment fair coming May 6

May 2, 2017

Victoria – Ever thought about becoming a transit operator and wondering how you can get behind the wheel? You can learn more about the paid support BC Transit provides to the right customer focused candidates at our recruitment fair on May 6.

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

Service Adjustments Reflect Springtime Changes in Demand

Mar 30, 2017

Victoria – A sure sign that spring has finally arrived in the Victoria region is the seasonal increase in service to Butchart Gardens. As of April 3, Victoria Regional Transit will add more weekend trips on the 75 Saanichton/Royal Oak/Downtown, which serves the popular destination.

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

Tender issued for new southbound Victoria bus and bike priority lanes

Mar 29, 2017

Victoria – The tender process has begun for the southbound Douglas Street bus and bike priority lanes, which will reach from Tolmie Avenue to Hillside Avenue. Once complete, the bus lanes will run northbound and southbound from Fisgard Avenue to Tolmie Avenue.

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

Victoria Regional Transit System expansion proceeding for September 2017

Mar 28, 2017

Victoria – The Province of BC and the Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) have announced that needed service expansion will move ahead in 2017/18 thanks to an interim funding solution provided by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and BC Transit.  The addition of $1.63 million of provincial funding will add 20,000 hours and eight new buses to the system, and allow for needed expanded service to growing areas of the region, such as the Westshore, as well as additional trips on many routes to maintain on-time performance.

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

Transit Driver Appreciation Day 2017

Mar 15, 2017

Corporate – BC Transit operators are the dedicated professionals that keep our passengers moving safely throughout the province. In cities and towns, they put safety, courtesy and customer service first to deliver high quality transit services that connect people and communities across British Columbia.

 

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

Seismic Upgrades and New Facilities

Feb 27, 2017

Victoria – Langford and Victoria transit centers will see seismic upgrades and new facilities this year.

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