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A video on TikTok showing passengers thanking BC Transit drivers has almost three million views. (The Fat Passport/TikTok)

Sorry, but polite B.C. transit service has TikTok world talking

Victoria video of people thanking bus drivers sparks debate and raises eyebrows

 

NextRide, now available in the West Kootenay public transit system, is technology that enables customers to use web browsers and smart mobile devices to see the location of their bus along its route and its predicted arrival time at an identified stop. Photo: Nelson Star

NextRide now lives in West Kootenay transit system

Customers can track their bus arrivals in real-time and see how full the bus is at any given time

 

BC TransLink bus (TransLink/Twitter)

TransLink says ridership recovery outpacing other North American systems

Bus ridership in Metro Vancouver returned to 62 per cent of pre-pandemic levels last year

 

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

B.C.’s first electric transit bus expected to arrive in Greater Victoria this fall

BC Transit announces 10 more electric buses for Capital Region coming in 2023

Victoria will get the province’s first electric bus to service transit routes. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Photo: BC Transit/Facebook

‘Over 3 months and still no bus’

Letter from Jennifer McCaw, Winlaw

  • May 19, 2022
Photo: BC Transit/Facebook
West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com

Hop on West Kootenay public transit for free on Friday

Take transit for free on Friday, April 22 in recognition of Earth Day

West Kootenay public transit is free on Friday. Photo: BCTransit.com
Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

No end to 48-day transit strike in B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky region as talks break off

More than 80 members of Unifor Local 114 went on strike Jan. 29

Signs indicating seats which are closed to promote physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are pictured on a public transit bus in North Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, May 12, 2020.Talks have collapsed between striking transit workers and their employer in the Sea-to-Sky region of B.C., with the two sides unable to agree on wage parity with Metro Vancouver workers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Masks no longer required on TransLink, BC Transit or BC Ferries trips

Each of the transportation providers say masking is still encouraged

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NextRide is a BC Transit initiative to install AVL technology on buses across the province. By downloading the Transit App, customers will know exactly when their bus will arrive and it will allow them to see how full a bus is at any given time. Photo: BC Transit/Facebook

Real-time bus location technology coming to West Kootenay

BC Transit’s AVL roll out is expected to arrive in the West Kootenay this summer

NextRide is a BC Transit initiative to install AVL technology on buses across the province. By downloading the Transit App, customers will know exactly when their bus will arrive and it will allow them to see how full a bus is at any given time. Photo: BC Transit/Facebook
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Lack of benefits, regular hours leading to BC Transit’s driver shortage in Kelowna: union

Bus service in several communities was cut by 15 per cent at the beginning of January

(Black Press Media File Photo)
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)
Council members made a motion to remove from consideration Option 2 of the downtown transit exchange - in front of Pharmasave and behind Ferraro Foods.

Trail council redefines transit exchange location

The new exchange is designed to improve the space needed for buses and enhance passenger amenities

Council members made a motion to remove from consideration Option 2 of the downtown transit exchange - in front of Pharmasave and behind Ferraro Foods.
Stuff the Bus goes Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 at Trail Ferraro Foods.

Stuff the Bus coming to downtown Trail

8th annual event supports locals in-need and the Salvation Army food bank

Stuff the Bus goes Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 at Trail Ferraro Foods.
An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times

Trail moving ahead with downtown Transit Exchange

A delegation from BC Transit approached the GOC on Oct. 12

An upcoming public consultation via BC Transit will ask for community feedback on two options: upgrading the main bus exchange at its current Cedar Avenue and Spokane Street locale; or if moving it to the Cedar Avenue block between Eldorado and Farwell Street is preferable. Photo: Trail Times
Masks are required on all buses in the Interior Health region. Photo: BC Transit
Masks are required on all buses in the Interior Health region. Photo: BC Transit
Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)

Public transit is now free for children under 12 across B.C.

Approximately 370,000 children will be eligible to ride public transit free of charge

Starting Sept. 1, children 12 and under will be able to Get on Board any BC Transit or TransLink service for free. (File photo)
Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit

Kootenay kids 12 and under can soon board public transit for free

NextGen Transit now operates more than 40 BC Transit vehicles from Golden to Rock Creek

Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit
BC Transit recommends that customers wear a face covering when on board a BC Transit vehicle and at bus stops. Photo: BC Transit

West Kootenay transit riders asked to keep wearing masks

BC Transit: Ongoing goal is to create a comfortable environment for all customers and drivers

BC Transit recommends that customers wear a face covering when on board a BC Transit vehicle and at bus stops. Photo: BC Transit
Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)

Masks recommended on transit across B.C.

Despite mask requirements lifting July 1, face coverings still recommended on transit

Premier John Horgan took his old bus route around Greater Victoria, handing out masks to BC Transit passengers in July 2020 as masks became required on transit. (John Horgan/Facebook)
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE – A bus is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward