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BC Transit is investigating a ‘rapid bus’ action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Transit launches investigation after passenger fall from upper deck

A passenger went to hospital after a fall from the upper deck

 

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks that stretch across bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria’s visually impaired community wins ‘floating bus stop’ case against city

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal rules City of Victoria must install audible flashing signals

 

BC Transit will be offering free transit services for military personnel on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Free transit service for military personnel on Remembrance Day

Services will be free despite an enormous reduction in in-person events

 

BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)

Mustachioed double-decker buses hit Victoria streets to support Movember

Campaign raises funds and awareness about mental health, suicide prevention and cancers

BC Transit’s double-decker buses in Victoria don their fabulous Mo’staches in support of Movember. (BC Transit/Twitter)
BC Transit has announced that Victoria transit will be free on Election Day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)

Transit is free in Greater Victoria on election day

Voters can reach their polling stations for free on Oct. 24 with public transit

BC Transit has announced that Victoria transit will be free on Election Day, Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)

Camosun students still charged for U-Pass during COVID-19

Many students attending only online courses unable to opt out of program

Camosun College students have to pay for a U-Pass, even if they attend only online courses. (Black Press Media file photo)
Now that all 60 brand-new CNG buses are in service and we’ve retired some of our golden oldies. (BC Transit/Twitter)

BC Transit finishes wave of replacements with natural gas buses in Victoria

Average fleet age drops a few years with new buses added in 2020

Now that all 60 brand-new CNG buses are in service and we’ve retired some of our golden oldies. (BC Transit/Twitter)
Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke councillor pitches another way to improve transit

Coun. Jeff Bateman wants free passes for youth on local routes

Sooke Coun. Jeff Bateman wants to see youth and people in need receive free transit passes for local bus routes. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops

Sept. 8 event hits three stops across the region

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria stops
A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

COVID-19: Masks now mandatory on public transit, ferries in B.C.

BC Ferries, TransLink and BC Transit require masks to board

A cleaner demonstrates how they disinfect the train cars of the Sky Train in Vancouver, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Translink is working to try and provide a safe riding environment for their passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hearing begins into blind community’s complaint against BC Transit, City of Victoria

Complainant says bike lane infrastructure biased against blind pedestrians

The BC Human Rights Tribunal is hearing a complaint that the City of Victoria’s bike lanes, particularly on Pandora Avenue, are biased against people who are blind. (Black Press Media file photo)
FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

FILE – A near empty waterfront train platform is pictured in downtown Vancouver, Monday, April 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)

BC Transit hands out free masks at Greater Victoria bus stops

Mask handout is part of province-wide campaign encouraging transit etiquette

Alaaliyah Jariwala, left and Sarah Phillips hand out masks at a bus stop outside of the legislature building in Victoria Monday. BC transit launched a province-wide campaign that encourages transit users to wear a mask. (Dawn Gibson/News Staff)
Street teams from BC Transit will be giving away free masks at various locations around Greater Victoria on July 20. (BC Transit/Facebook)

BC Transit hands out free masks around Greater Victoria

Masks are not mandatory but passengers are encouraged to mask up

Street teams from BC Transit will be giving away free masks at various locations around Greater Victoria on July 20. (BC Transit/Facebook)
The City of Victoria is considering extending funding for youth bus passes between September and December. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria considers extending free transit passes for youth

Motion for extension of funding comes to council July 16

  • Jul 14, 2020
The City of Victoria is considering extending funding for youth bus passes between September and December. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit is investigating a rapid bus action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rapid bus system could increase frequency, reliability in Greater Victoria

BC Transit studies methods for improving major routes in Capital Region

BC Transit is investigating a rapid bus action plan for Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD calls on provincial, federal governments to improve Greater Victoria public transit

‘We desperately need more dollars in our system,’ CRD director says

CRD board is calling on the provincial and federal governments to step up and help with transit improvements. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Transit plans to have the first design for their new handyDART bus facility available by July. (Courtesy of BC Transit)

BC Transit seeks public feedback on new handyDART bus facility

Online design input submissions accepted until June 12

BC Transit plans to have the first design for their new handyDART bus facility available by July. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hearing ahead for blind community’s B.C. Human Rights Tribunal case against Victoria bus stops

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Some members of the visually impaired community say they are afraid to use the crosswalks at bike lanes when trying to get to a bus stop. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
13 new handyDART buses will be replacing previously aging service vehicles throughout Greater Victoria starting on May 28. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
13 new handyDART buses will be replacing previously aging service vehicles throughout Greater Victoria starting on May 28. (Courtesy of BC Transit)